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Becky Gulsvig to Replace Mamie Parris in Broadway's School of Rock

Parris is leaving the production to star in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Becky Gulsvig is set to join the cast of School of Rock on Broadway.
Becky Gulsvig is set to join the cast of School of Rock on Broadway.
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Becky Gulsvig will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock on Broadway beginning October 10, when she takes on the role of Patty. As previously announced, Mamie Parris will play her final performance as Patty on October 9 before assuming the role of Grizabella on October 17 in another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical on Broadway, Cats.

Nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, School of Rock tells the story of a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star named Dewey Finn (Alex Brightman), 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. The film was directed by Richard Linklater and written by Mike White.

Directed by Laurence Connor, the musical features a Tony-nominated score by Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater and a Tony-nominated book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The production boasts 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.

Gulsvig was recently seen in the first national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, where she starred as Cynthia Weil. She made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as Lou Ann and went on to take over the role of Amber Von Tussle. She also appeared in the original Broadway cast of Legally Blonde The Musical.

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