Last night Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of School of Rock played its first preview on Broadway. After the performance, stars from the 2003 film met their Broadway counterparts. Check out images from the evening below!
Directed by Laurence Connor, the show officially at the Winter Garden Theatre on 6th December 2015. The cast is led by Alex Brightman (Wicked/Big Fish) and Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies/It Shoulda Been You) as Dewey Finn and headmistress Rosalie.
School of Rock has book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The musical features 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.
The Broadway cast of School of Rock with cast members from the film
Alex Brightman (Dewey Finn) at the Winter Garden stage door with cast members from the film
Bobbi MacKenzie with Maryam Hassan
Broadway cast of School of Rock with cast members from the film
Cast members from the 2003 film School of Rock
Evie Dolan with Becca Brown who originated the role of Katie in the film
Haind-Painted front of house for School of Rock at the Winter Garden
Hand-Painted Winter Garden front of house for School of Rcok
Luca Padovan with Brian Falduto who originated the role of Billy in the film
School of Rock Broadway marquee
Photo Credit: Timmy Blupe