SCHOOL OF ROCK
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock - The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby.
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.
School of Rock –The Musical received its world premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre in November 2015 and subsequently garnered 20 Broadway Theatre Awards nominations including four Tony nominations - Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. At the Broadway opening guests included Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks, Helen Mirren, Sting as well as the complete “kids” cast from the original School of Rock film. Earlier this month Jack Black who played the role of Dewey in the original film School of Rock, met with the US cast and declared the show “a Broadway masterpiece.”
Produced by Paramount Pictures, the 2003 hit film School of Rock was directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black in a career-defining performance.
School of Rock — The Musical is produced in the West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as Executive Producer.