School of Rock - The Musical

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Get ready to “Stick It to the Man”!

Based on the hilarious 2003 film, which starred Jack Black as Dewey Finn, the musical adaptation brought together an unlikely team of rockers that includes composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyricist Glenn Slater and “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, who provides the book. Each of these three men have seemingly embraced their child within and grabbed an air guitar to create one of the most fun-loving and family-friendly musicals on the Great White Way.

The Broadway premiere officially opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 6, 2015, following previews from November 9, and went on to earn four Tony Award nominations, including “Best Musical” in 2016.

One of the main draws of this production is the fantastically talented ensemble of children who play their instruments live on stage eight times a week. The infamous advice to any actor to avoid working with animals and children couldn’t be further off the mark, if School of Rock is anything to go by. I dare say that a few adults working on the Broadway scene could be schooled by these kids and learn a thing or two along the way.

Aside from the show’s integral anthem of “Stick It to the Man”, other musical highlights from Webber’s score include “You’re in the Band” – a high-energy, expositional piece where we are introduced to each child and their musical talents – and “Where Did the Rock Go?” which offers uptight headmistress Rosalie Mullins’ her time to shine in the spotlight.

Kids, grab your parents… Parents, grab the grandparents… This is a live experience that is sure to get anyone from any generation on their feet and rocking out by the end of the show. See what happens when the strictly regimented routine of Horace Green School is invaded by the anti-establishmentarian spirit of Rock!

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
2hrs 15mins (including 1 intermission)
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About School of Rock - The Musical:

In School of Rock - The Musical, 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.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, with a Book by Julian Fellowes
The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization
Laurence Connor
Natasha Katz
Mick Potter
Anna Louizos
JoAnn M. Hunter
Anna Louizos
Cast list:
Justin Collette (as Dewey Finn), Conner John Gillooly (as alternate Dewey Finn), Mamie Parris (as Rosalie Mullins), Jonathan Gould (as Ned), Lori Eve Marinacci (as Patty), Ava Briglia (as Summer), Levi Buksbazen (as Freddy), Layla Capers (as Tomika), Jordan Cole (as Lawrence), Badia Farha (as Ms. Sheinkopf), Darrow Golub (as James), Katie Greendorfer (as Madison), John Arthur Greene (as Theo), Matthew Jost (as Zack), Madison Elizabeth Lagares (as Shonelle), Montgomery Lamb (as Katie), Hudson Loverro (as Billy), Madalen Yarbrough Mills (as Sophie), Diane Phelan (as Mrs. Hathaway), Nirvaan Pal (as Mason), Josh Tower (as Snake/Mr. Green/Mr. Mooneyham), Joel Waggoner (as Stanley/Mr. Williams), Sarah Walsh (as Marcy), and J. Michael Zygo (as Doug / Mr. Spencer)
School of Rock - The Musical Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 9, 2015
Opening date: 
December 6, 2015
January 20, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Winter Garden Theatre

1634 Broadway (between 50th and 51st Street), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street station

Latest School of Rock - The Musical News & Features

Justin Collette & Craig Gallivan in School of Rock
5 Questions from Over the Pond: School of Rock's Justin Collette & Craig Gallivan
November 7, 2018

When School of Rock - The Musical officially opened on Broadway in December 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, it took many by surprise and became an instant hit - both critically and commercially. It was (astonishingly) composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's first original hit on the Great White Way since 1994's Sunset Boulevard and went on to claim four Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical". It was also a rare pleasure to have one of the Lord's shows premiere in New York, as opposed to the West End.

Interview with School of Rock scribe Julian Fellowes
May 17, 2016

Tony nominee Julian Fellowes is currently represented on Broadway for writing the book of School of Rock - The Musical, which also features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater. He also wrote the book for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's stage adaptation of Mary Poppins, and has a number of other musicals in the pipeline. On screen, he has found global fame as the creator and sole writer of the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning TV series Downton Abbey, as well as his Oscar-winning work writing Gosford Park.

Our School of Rock - The Musical Review

Disclaimer: I should mention at the outset that I am not really much of an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. I loved Jesus Christ Superstar, but hey, that was well over forty years ago. Since then I have either avoided and/or hated Cats, Evita, Aspects Of Love, Phantom of the Opera, as well as the unlamented Starlight Express. There you have it.