School of Rock Wishes Andrew Lloyd Webber a Happy 70th Birthday
The cast of the Broadway musical marked the occasion with a special curtain call serenade earlier this week.
Earlier this week, the cast of Broadway's School of Rock celebrated the 70th birthday of the show's composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, with a special curtain call serenade led by one of its current stars, Justin Collette. On the occasion of the musical-theater legend's birthday today, the video of this moment has been released, which you can see below.
Based on the hit 2003 film, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor. The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-size prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
School of Rock currently stars Justin Collette and Connor John Gillooly alternating as Dewey Finn, Analisa Leaming as Principal Rosalie Mullins, Jonathan Gould as Ned, Lori Eve Marinacci as Patty, Zachary Zwelling as Zach, Levi Buksbazen as Freddy, Montgomery Lamb as Katie, Jim Kaplan as Lawrence, Olivia Chun as Summer, John Allyn as Billy, and Gabrielle Greene as Tomika.