Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock—The Musical” celebrated two years on Broadway December 6 at the Winter Garden Theatre, according to Playbill.com.
As of December 6, 2017, School of Rock will have blown the roof off of the Winter Garden for 837 performances. It is the first of Lloyd Webber’s musicals to originate in the U.S. The composer, once again, has the distinction of having three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway: School of Rock, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera.
“School of Rock” currently stars Justin Collette as Dewey Finn, Analisa Leaming as Rosalie Mullins, Jonathan Gould as Ned, Lori Eve Marinacci as Patty, Conner John Gillooly as the Dewey Alternate, Zachary Zwelling as Zack, Rachel Katzke as Katie, Levi Buksbazen as Freddy, Walden Sullivan as Lawrence, Olivia Chun as Summer, Amadi Chapata as Tomika, and John Allyn as Billy.
“School of Rock” is based on the 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor.