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Sierra Boggess to Graduate From Broadway's School of Rock

Boggess will play her final performance in the Tony-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Sierra Boggess will depart the Broadway production of School of Rock this summer.
Sierra Boggess will depart the Broadway production of School of Rock this summer.
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Sierra Boggess will depart the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock on August 8, producers have announced. Boggess originated the role of school principal Rosalie Mullins when the show began performances at the Winter Garden Theatre on November 9.

According to published reports, Boggess will go on to reprise her acclaimed performance as Christine in a new Parisian production of Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera this fall. Official details have not yet been revealed. She previously played the role in the Broadway and London productions of Phantom, as well as starred in Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel Love Never Dies.

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.

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