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Analisa Leaming and more set to join School of Rock on Broadway
Leaming assumes the role of Headmistress Rosalie Mullins from November 20, 2017.
Analisa Leaming, who can currently be seen on the Great White Way in Hello, Dolly!, will assume the role of Headmistress Rosalie Mullins from November 20. Ms. Leaming has also previously appeared in the most recent Broadway revivals of The King and I and On the Twentieth Century.
Current cast member Jenn Gambatese will play her final performance as Ms. Mullins tonight. In the interim period, new cast member Lori Eve Marinacci will step into the role from November 6 to 19, before assuming the role of Patty from current cast member Becky Gulsvig, who plays her final performance this Sunday, November 5.
In addition, Jonathan Gould joins the cast and assumes the role of Ned from Steven Booth, whilst Badia Farha succeeds Emily Cramer as Ms. Sheinkopf, with Booth and Cramer also playing their final performances in the musical on November 5.
Lori Eve Marinacci previously appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, whilst School of Rock marks the Broadway debuts for both Jonathan Gould and Badia Farha.
The principal cast of School of Rock currently includes Justin Collette (as Dewey Finn), Jenn Gambatese (as Rosalie Mullins), Steven Booth (as Ned), Becky Gulsvig (as Patty), John Allyn (as Billy), Levi Buksbazen (as Freddy), Terrance Bell, Jr. (as Mason), Chloe Bryan (as Madison), Amadi Chapata (as Tomika), Olivia Chun (as Summer), Emily Cramer (as Ms. Sheinkopf), Gabrielle Greene (as Shonelle), John Arthur Greene (as Theo), Nehal Joshi (as Gabe Brown / Mr. Sanderson / Jeff Sanderson), Rachel Katzke (as Katie), Cory Logan (as James), Jaygee Macapugay (as Mrs. Hathaway), Ruth Righi (as Marcy), Demi Singleton (as Sophie), Walden Sullivan (as Lawrence), Josh Tower (as Snake / Mr. Mooneyham), Joel Waggoner (as Stanley / Mr. Williams), J. Michael Zygo (as Doug / Mr. Spencer), Zachary Zwelling (as Zack), and Conner John Gillooly (as alternate Dewey Finn).
School of Rock officially opened on December 6, 2015, following previews from November 9.
Based on the 2003 film of the same name and directed by Laurence Connor, School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes.
Synopsis: "Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer The Battle of the Bands."
The production features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, and music supervision by Ethan Popp.
School of Rock is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization.
School of Rock Tickets are available now for performances through to September 3, 2018.