School of Rock
Currently on sale until September 03, 2018
School of Rock
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit. SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Reuters raves ”Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking again!”
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. (The New York Times says, “BE WARNED! There’s a love story in this one.”)
PLEASE NOTE: School of Rock's performance schedule varies and is subject to change.
Musical, Student & Family Friendly
1634 Broadway (Between 50th and 51st Streets)
SCHOOL OF ROCK is recommended for ages 8 and up.
ERIC PETERSEN - Dewey
Broadway: Shrek: The Musical (Shrek Standby), Peter & The Starcatcher (Ted). 1st National Tours: Shrek: The Musical (Shrek), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfeé). Television: “Kirstie”(series regular), “Big Bang Theory”, “Modern Family”, “NCIS”, “CSI”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “GCB”, “The Brittany Murphy Story”, and the Disney Channel shows “Jessie”, “Kirby Buckets” and “Pair of Kings”. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Barn Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Barrington Stage, Engeman Theatre. Graduate of Bradley University.
JENN GAMBATESE – Rosalie
Jenn Gambatese originated the Broadway roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up (Outer Critics Circle nom), played Glinda in the national tour of Wicked, and was on Broadway in Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Footloose. Regional work includes Carrie in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Carousel, Maria in Lyric’s The Sound of Music, and her award winning Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun for Goodspeed Musicals. Favorite Off-Broadway: Fiorello! and Stairway to Paradise (Encores!), and The School for Lies (CSC).
STEVEN BOOTH – Ned
Broadway: Glory Days, Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage). National Tours: Kinky Boots (Charlie Price), Happy Days (Richie Cunningham). Web: “Submissions Only” (Season 2).
BECKY GULSVIG – Patty
Becky Gulsvig is ready to rock!! Broadway: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle) and Legally Blonde The Musical (Original Cast, Elle u/s). 1st National Tours: Legally Blonde The Musical (Elle Woods) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Cynthia Weil). Off-Broadway: Disenchanted (Cinderella). Regional: How To Succeed…(Rosemary), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), 9 to 5 The Musical (Doralee) and Les Miserables (Eponine).
AMADI CHAPATA – Tomika
Amadi is from Atlanta GA and has been acting, singing, and dancing since the age of two. With both parents heavily in the arts, she was introduced to theatre at a very young age. She has appeared in musicals such as "The life of Madam Cj Walker", and toured as Janette in “Power of Passion.”
ANDREW LLOYD WEBER – Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and the longest running musical in Broadway history, The Phantom Of The Opera. He produced the record-breaking London Palladium version of The Sound Of Music, La Bête and Lend Me A Tenor. Spectacular Broadway flops include his production of A.R Rahman’s Bombay Dreams, India’s foremost composer who shortly afterwards won two Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire, By Jeeves, of which he is still inordinately fond, and The Woman In White. Awards include an Oscar, seven Tony’s and three Grammy’s including Best Classical Composition for Requiem, from which “Pie Jesu” has become one of his best known compositions. His Foundation is one of Britain’s leading arts and educational charities. The Andrew Lloyd Webber schools music program currently has over 3,000 enlisted children who receive free musical instruments and free music tuition throughout their school careers. He owns six London West End theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The London Palladium. He was knighted by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 and created an honorary member of the British House Of Lords in 1997. He is extremely proud that along with Cole Porter and Mike Stoller he is the only theatre composer to have had a song recorded by both Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers.
GLENN SLATER - Lyricist
Glenn Slater co-created Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (2011 Grammy Winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well as the international hit musicals Sister Act (2011 Tony nominee) and The Little Mermaid (2008 Tony and Grammy nominee). With longtime collaborator Alan Menken, he wrote the songs for ABC-TV’s “Galavant” (2015), Disney’s Home On The Range (2004) and Broadway’s Leap of Faith (Tony nominee – Best Musical, 2012). In the West End, Glenn provided book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (2010 Olivier nominee – Best Musical). Other work includes an Emmy-nominated song for ABC-TV’s “The Neighbors” (2013), and Newyorkers at MTC (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations).
JULIAN FELLOWES – Book
Creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide hit series “Downton Abbey,” which has received 59 Emmy Award nominations; winning eleven, including writing and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for Fellowes. Broadway: Mary Poppins (Drama Desk nominee, Best Book). Film Writing Credits: Gosford Park (Academy Award winner, Original Screenplay), Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award), From Time to Time (directed), The Young Victoria, The Tourist, Romeo & Juliet. Television Writing Credits: “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “The Prince and the Pauper,” “Titanic” (miniseries), “Doctor Thorne” (upcoming). Books: Snobs, Past Imperfect, The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys. Fellowes is also a screen and stage actor. He lives with his wife, Emma, and their son, Peregrine, in London and Dorset, England.
LAURENCE CONNOR – Director
Directorial credits: Les Miserables (Broadway, UK and US Tours), Miss Saigon (London), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK, US and Australian Arena Tour, Cinema Streaming Worldwide and DVD release), the entirely new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (US and UK), Oliver! (UK Tour) and Miss Saigon (UK Tour and Worldwide). Laurence directed the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables at the O2 in London both broadcast in cinemas worldwide and released on DVD. Laurence has also been associated with the London productions of The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Oliver! (Drury Lane), The King and I (London Palladium) and A Slice of Saturday Night (Liverpool Empire).