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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.

Alex Brightman plays Dewey Finn in the new stage musical version of School of Rock.
(© David Gordon)

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.

Alex Brightman and the youngsters of School of Rock perform "Stick It to the Man."
(© David Gordon)

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.

Alex Brightman and the kids of School of Rock sing "Stick It to the Man."
(© David Gordon)

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.

Alex Brightman goes flying through the air in a moment from School of Rock.
(© David Gordon)

School of Rock will begin previews November 9 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, with opening night set for December 6.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of the new stage musical version of the 2003 film School of Rock.
(© David Gordon)

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