Andrew Lloyd Webber Introduces Broadway to Alex Brightman and School of Rock
Check out this photo preview from the new musical inspired by the 2003 Jack Black film of the same title.
Just hours after the casting of Alex Brightman in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock was announced, Brightman and Lloyd Webber took to the stage at the Gramercy Theatre, where the show is currently being workshopped, to offer a preview of the tuner.
Inspired by the 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features a score by Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, with a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Laurence Connor directs the tale of a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star named Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school and enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer Battle of the Bands.
Brightman leads the cast as Dewey, the role originated in the Richard Linklater film by Jack Black. School of Rock features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Mick Potter. The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, the Shubert Organization, and the Nederlander Organization serve as producers, with Nina Lannan as executive producer.
School of Rock will begin previews November 9 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, with opening night set for December 6.
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