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BWW Exclusive: Lloyd Webber, Slater, Brightman on SCHOOL OF ROCK & The Song that Will Change Every Night!BWW Exclusive: Lloyd Webber, Slater, Brightman on SCHOOL OF ROCK & The Song that Will Change Every Night!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 16, 2015

School is in session. The creators of incoming Broadway musical SCHOOL OF ROCK were hard at work last week at the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street), where they were workshopping the new musical and treating some lucky fans to a special sneak peek. Creating the new music and lyrics for this stage adaptation of the beloved 2003 film are none other than musical theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, and both revealed exclusively to BroadwayWorld that they've already learned a lot about the show through this process.   (more...)

BWW TV: They're in the Band- Go Inside the Workshop for Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW TV: They're in the Band- Go Inside the Workshop for Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

Before heading to Broadway this fall, School of Rock - THE MUSICAL rocked the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street) for a brief residency, June 3rd through June 6th, with a public performance last week, starring Alex Brightman as 'Dewey Finn'. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action at the showcase, including an introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber, below! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Bring SCHOOL OF ROCK to London Following Broadway RunAndrew Lloyd Webber to Bring SCHOOL OF ROCK to London Following Broadway Run
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that following the upcoming Broadway opening of his new musical SCHOOL OF ROCK, the show will cross the Atlantic for a London run. (more...)

UPDATE: It's Official! Sierra Boggess Will Join SCHOOL OF ROCK on BroadwayUPDATE: It's Official! Sierra Boggess Will Join SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Sierra Boggess, who's worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber previously in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and LOVE NEVER DIES, will officially reunite with the composer this fall in SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway, playing the role of 'Rosalie Mullins' the school principal, recently portrayed by Sara Chase in the workshops at The Gramercy Theatre. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: On Their Way to Rocking Broadway - First Look at Alex Brightman & Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gramercy!Photo Coverage: On Their Way to Rocking Broadway - First Look at Alex Brightman & Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gramercy!
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2015

Before heading to Broadway this fall, School of Rock - THE MUSICAL rocked the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street ) for a brief residency, June 3rd through June 6th, with a public performance earlier this week, starring Alex Brightman as 'Dewey Finn'. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action at the showcase, including an introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber, below! (more...)

BWW TV: I Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Check Out Alex Brightman & Company in SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gramercy!BWW TV: I Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Check Out Alex Brightman & Company in SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gramercy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2015

Before heading to Broadway this fall, School of Rock - THE MUSICAL rocked the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street ) for a brief residency, June 3rd through June 6th, with a public performance earlier this week, starring  Alex Brightman as 'Dewey Finn'. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the showcase, including an introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber, below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: First Look at the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Gramercy!FREEZE FRAME: First Look at the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Gramercy!
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2015

Before heading to Broadway this fall, School of Rock - THE MUSICAL rocked the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street ) for a brief residency, June 3rd through June 6th, with a public performance earlier this week. Below, check out a very first look at the cast of the workshops! (more...)

Official! Lloyd Webber Confirms Alex Brightman for Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK; Tix on Sale TodayOfficial! Lloyd Webber Confirms Alex Brightman for Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK; Tix on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber confirmed today that Alex Brightman will star as Dewey Finn in School of Rock-The Musical when it starts performances on Broadway this fall. (more...)

Get the Inside Scoop on SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Gramercy - Song List, Cast and More!Get the Inside Scoop on SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Gramercy - Song List, Cast and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Before heading to Broadway this fall, School of Rock - THE MUSICAL rocked the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street) for a brief residency, June 3rd through June 6th, with a public performance last night, June 9th. One of our editors caught the Saturday show, and BWW brings you inside details of the work-in-progress, plus photos of some SCHOOL OF ROCK groupies gathering for yesterday's show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Fellowes & More on Bringing SCHOOL OF ROCK to BroadwaySTAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Fellowes & More on Bringing SCHOOL OF ROCK to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2015

School of Rock-The Musical may not hit Broadway until later this year, but a select group of people are currently getting a sneak peek at the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of the new musical. With the performances underway, the creative team, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes, have released a new video detailing the show's journey to the stage. Check it out below! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Kicks Off SCHOOL OF ROCK Preview Concerts TonightAndrew Lloyd Webber Kicks Off SCHOOL OF ROCK Preview Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests (scroll down to read the full, official invitation letter!) to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of SCHOOL OF ROCK-THE MUSICAL. Tickets are now on sale for the preview concerts, scheduled for tonight, June 3 at 7:30pm, tomorrow, June 4 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 6 at 2:00pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/1/2015 - Theatre World Awards, Sondheim in Philly and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/1/2015 - Theatre World Awards, Sondheim in Philly and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Three awards ceremonies take place tonight, plus Broadway welcomes back a familiar face, and Sondheim gets his due at the Arden! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sneak Peek Concerts!Tickets on Sale Now for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sneak Peek Concerts!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

School of Rock-The Musical may not hit Broadway until later this year, but a select group of people will get an early sneak peek! Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests (scroll down to read the full, official invitation letter!) to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of the new musical.The article also reveals that the show, which begins previews on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, will star Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish, Matilda) as substitute teacher, Dewey. Additional casting has not yet been announced. Tickets are now on sale for the preview concerts, scheduled for June 3 at 7:30pm, June 4 at 7:30pm, June 5 at 7:30pm and June 6 at 2:00pm. (more...)

Alex Brightman Set to Lead Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK; Andrew Lloyd Webber Hosts Sneak Peek!Alex Brightman Set to Lead Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK; Andrew Lloyd Webber Hosts Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

School of Rock-The Musical may not hit Broadway until later this year, but a select group of people will get an early sneak peek! According to the New York Times, creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of the new musical. He writes in the invitation: 'Someone up there in cyberspace has intimated that you might be interested in an invitation to a rather unusual theater event. The very first incarnation of 'School of Rock' will be a staged, actually highly staged concert at the Gramercy Theater for just a few performances.' The article also reveals that the show, which begins previews on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, will star Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish, Matilda) as substitute teacher, Dewey. Additional casting has not yet been announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of SOON, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days, A Little More Alive). The show began performances at the ARK Theatre on March 10, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 24, 2015

On the heels of Kander and Pierce's KID VICTORY comes Blaemire's SOON. Much like KID VICTORY, this premiere production is bit quirky, wholly original, daring, and seeks to advance our understanding of what we know musical theatre to be. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's SOONBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's SOON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Soon, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days, A Little More Alive). Directed by Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Really Really), the ensemble piece will feature Alex Brightman (Jonah; Broadway's Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked), Natascia Diaz(Adrienne; Signature's The Threepenny Opera, Broadway's Man of La Mancha), Jessica Hershberg (Charlie; Broadway's Cinderella, Baby It's You), and Joshua Morgan (Steven; Woolly Mammoth's A Bright New Boise, Arena Stage's Fiddler on the Roof). Soon is produced in association with Tricia Small. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of Nick Blaemire's SOON at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of Nick Blaemire's SOON at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre has just released the first photos of the world premiere production of Soon, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days, A Little More Alive). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Jessica Hershberg, Alex Brightman & Joshua Morgan Lead Premiere of SOON, Beginning Tonight at Signature TheatreNatascia Diaz, Jessica Hershberg, Alex Brightman & Joshua Morgan Lead Premiere of SOON, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Soon, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days, A Little More Alive). Directed by Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Really Really), the ensemble piece will feature Alex Brightman (Jonah; Broadway's Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked), Natascia Diaz (Adrienne; Signature's The Threepenny Opera, Broadway's Man of La Mancha), Jessica Hershberg (Charlie; Broadway's Cinderella, Baby It's You), and Joshua Morgan (Steven; Woolly Mammoth's A Bright New Boise, Arena Stage's Fiddler on the Roof). (more...)

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