A Look Back at School of Rock’s Electric Opening Night on Broadway

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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened on Broadway December 6, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Cast of <i>School of Rock </i>
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical celebrates two years on Broadway today. The show officially opened December 6, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre with Alex Brightman in the starring role.

School of Rock is based on the popular 2003 Paramount Pictures film about down-and-out rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who takes a job as a substitute teacher. But instead of sticking to the syllabus, he teaches his kids about the glory of rock, organizes them into a rock group, and enters them in a Battle of the Bands.

Flip through photos of the Broadway opening night below:

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.

The musical features an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor.

The production also has choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, and music supervision by Ethan Popp.

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