Broadway's Jenn Gambatese (Is He Dead?) joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical School of Rock on August 9 at the Winter Garden Theatre, and new production photos featuring Gambatese have just been released. She replaces original cast member Sierra Boggess, who played her final performance as Principal Rosalie Mullins on August 8.
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.