Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed that he plans to bring his musical adaptation of School of Rock to London.
Speaking to the New York Post, the composer said, "We’ll play London after New York." Lloyd Webber also revealed that he has written twelve new songs for the musical which is based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black.
It was recently announced that Alex Brightman (Wicked/Big Fish) and Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies/It Shoulda Been You) will star in School of Rock as as Dewey Finn and headmistress Rosalie.
Directed by Laurence Connor, the show opens on Broadway on 6th December 2015 (previews from 9th November) at the Main Stem's Winter Garden Theatre.
School of Rock has book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The musical will feature music from the movie, as well as new music written by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater. Choreography is by JoAnn M. Hunter, with scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Mick Potter.
This marks the first time Lloyd Webber has opened a show on Broadway before London since Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971.