School of Rock on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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School of Rock Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • School of Rock is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 9, 2015
  • Show Opened : December 6, 2015
  • Show Closed: January 20, 2019

Based on the hit 2003 comedic film of the same name, School of Rock is a new musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

School of Rock on Broadway Background

The musical score encompasses some songs from the original film, as well as additional tunes with music by Webber, and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Sister Act). The book for the musical is written by Julian Fellowes, who created the TV series “Downton Abbey.”

Alex Brightman (Matilda, Glory Days, Big Fish, Wicked) played the rock-obsessed Dewey Finn when the musical first opened December 6, 2015. The Broadway show School Of Rock began performances in November 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats ran for 18 years and where the highly acclaimed Rocky finished its run in August 2015.

Grammy nominated music producer, Rob Cavallo (worked with Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Phil Collins and Kid Rock) also contributes his creative talents to the show.

The show is directed by Laurence Connor (recent revival of Les Misérables) and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter

What’s School of Rock Like?

School of Rock is a heartwarming and hilarious story about empowering children through rock n roll. It is the story of a goofy rock musician turned substitute teacher who bypasses all the conventional teaching methods to really get through to his students through the language of rock. The cult hit movie of the same name, focused on the lead character, played by Jack Black, but the Broadway musical makes the show more about the children and the challenges they face.

This is the first time since 1971 that a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber has premiered on Broadway, rather than in the United Kingdom (the last time was Jesus Christ Superstar, another rock musical). Though the story is based firmly on the film, this adaptation highlights more the stories of the children rather than the adults.

Is School of Rock Good for Kids?

Yes, this show is a great musical treat for children! However, children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Winter Garden Theatre

1634 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,533
Entrance: Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets
Theatre Information

Winter Garden Theatre Seating Chart

School of Rock Marquee

School of Rock Marquee

Cast Members

Dewey Finn
Justin Collette
Dewey Finn (Alternate)
Connor John Gillooly
Rosalie Mullins
Katherine McLaughlin
Jonathan Gould
Lori Eve Marinacci
Matthew Jost
Steven Booth
Carly Glendell
Ethan Khusidman
Bobbi MacKenzie
Levi Buksbazen
Montgomery Lamb
Ava Briglia
Jim Kaplan
Jordan Cole

Past Cast Members

Dante Melucci
Evie Dolan
Brandon Niederauer
Rosalie Mullins
Jenn Gambatese
Becky Gulsvig
Luca Padovan
Jared Parker
Isabella Russo


Madeleine Lloyd Webber (Executive Producer)

Nina Lannan at Bespoke Theatricals LLC (Executive Producer)

The Really Useful Group

Warner Music Group

Access Industries

The Shubert Organization

Nederlander Organization

Production Credits

Laurence Connor
JoAnn Hunter
Set/Costume Designer
Anna Louizos
Sound Designer
Mick Potter
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Musical Supervisor
Ethan Popp
Glenn Slater
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Julian Fellowes
Production Stage Manager
Bonnie L Becker

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Company Manager
J Anthony Magner at Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Production Manager
Aurora Productions
Advertising Representative
Press Agent