School of Rock sets Broadway closing date

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock: The Musical will play its final performance at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019.

Justin Collette in School of Rock: The Musical

School's Out! Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit muscial School of Rock has posted a closing notice for January 20, 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 1,307 regular performances and 31 previews.

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 principal cast of School of Rock currently includes Justin Collette (as Dewey Finn), Analisa Leaming (as Rosalie Mullins), Jonathan Gould (as Ned), Lori Eve Marinacci (as Patty), John Allyn (as Billy), Ava Briglia (as Summer), Levi Buksbazen (as Freddy), Badia Farha (as Ms. Sheinkopf), Katie Greendorfer (as Madison), Gabrielle Greene (as Tomika), John Arthur Greene (as Theo), Jim Kaplan (as Lawrence), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (as Shonelle), Montgomery Lamb (as Katie), Cory Logan (as James), Madalen Yarbrough Mills (as Sophie), Diane Phelan (as Mrs. Hathaway), Iggy Rosado (as Mason), Josh Tower (as Snake/Mr. Green/Mr. Mooneyham), Joel Waggoner (as Stanley/Mr. Williams), Sarah Walsh (as Marcy), Zachary Zwelling (as Zack), J. Michael Zygo (as Doug / Mr. Spencer), and Conner John Gillooly (as alternate Dewey Finn).

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 January 20, 2019.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy)