Last night Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of School of Rock officially premiered on Broadway! Check out pics of Lloyd Webber with VIP guests plus production images below (click picture to enlarge).
Guests included: Joan Collins, Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks, Helen Mirren, Sting and Trudie Styler and Tommy Tune, stars of Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter and Elizabeth McGovern, as well as Michael Cerveris, Laverne Cox, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Neil Patrick Harris, Perez Hilton, Constantine Maroulis, Josh Radnor, Liev Schreiber, George Takei and Barbara Walters and the complete “kids” cast from the original School of Rock film.
Directed by Laurence Connor, School of Rock began previews at the Winter Garden Theatre last month. 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.
Press Night Pics Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas
Production Images Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy