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SCHOOL OF ROCK to Welcome New Class of Rockers This SummerSCHOOL OF ROCK to Welcome New Class of Rockers This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome five new cast members to the class on Monday, July 31, 2017. Rocking their way to Broadway will be Zachary Zwelling as 'Zack' the guitarist, Levi Buksbazen as 'Freddy' the drummer, John Allyn as 'Billy' the stylist, Gabrielle Greene as 'Shonelle' the back-up singer, and Cory Leventhal as 'James.' (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gets New Stage Adaptation Off-BroadwayANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gets New Stage Adaptation Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Royal Family Productions, a theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, will present a unique adaptation of the celebrated novel Anne of Green Gables: Part 1 by L.M. Montgomery. This new one-woman shows has been adapted and directed by Chris Henry and choreographed by Lorna Ventura. (more...)

Stick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway InvestmentStick it to the Man! SCHOOL OF ROCK Recoups Its Entire Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash hit School of Rock - The Musical has recouped its entire investment on Broadway, making the show an undisputed hit simultaneously on Broadway and the West End. (more...)

Gary Trainor to Lead the West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICALGary Trainor to Lead the West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical today announces that Gary Trainor, having played the role of alternate Dewey since the show's London premiere, will lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 17 May 2017, with Stephen Leask joining the cast as the alternate Dewey. (more...)

Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West EndVIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

For a third time since its West End premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical recently announced a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. Check out a rockin' new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Spring 2017 Choreographers for Broadway Dance Lab AnnouncedSpring 2017 Choreographers for Broadway Dance Lab Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Jeremy McQueen, Wendy Seyb, and Ron Todorowski will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for the company's Spring 2017 Cycle (more...)

The Teacher Is Back! Alex Brightman Returns to SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway TonightThe Teacher Is Back! Alex Brightman Returns to SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Alex Brightman returns to his Tony Award nominated role, 'Dewey Finn,' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical tonight, Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory TheatreBWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 13, 2017

Bebop Jazz Meets Musical Theatre in Asolo's World Premiere, Beatsville: A Beatnik Musical (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo RepWorld Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Jessica Wu's BRASS HEART THE MUSICAL Gets Benefit Workshop PresentationJessica Wu's BRASS HEART THE MUSICAL Gets Benefit Workshop Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Royal Family Production (RFP) will present a benefit workshop presentation of the new musical Brass Heart by RFP associate artistic director Jessica Wu. The musical will be directed by Chris Henry with choreography by Lorna Ventura and will take place on Sunday, April 2nd with a special pre-show cocktail reception ($250, reception begins at 5pm) and Monday, April 3rdat 12:30pm. Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Mel C Joins Cast of West End SCHOOL OF ROCK for Performance of 'Wannabe'VIDEO: Mel C Joins Cast of West End SCHOOL OF ROCK for Performance of 'Wannabe'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Last night (16 March 2017) at the New London Theatre Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit 'Wannabe.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Mel C Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL with Surprise PerformancePhoto Flash: Mel C Joins Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL with Surprise Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Last night (16 March 2017) at the New London Theatre Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit Wannabe. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End For a Third Time To January 2018SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End For a Third Time To January 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

For a third time since its West End premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of School of Rock - The Musical today announces a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. (more...)

Cast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny ParsinenCast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

As previously announced, celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Cast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny ParsinenCast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

As previously announced, celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End To May 2017SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End To May 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, today, 9 January 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show is extending booking for a second time since its official opening.  Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Smashes Records in the West End and on BroadwaySCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Smashes Records in the West End and on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock - The Musical last week smashed box office records on both sides of the Atlantic. (more...)

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