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Stiles + Drewe Launch New Mentorship Award for Musical Theatre WritersStiles + Drewe Launch New Mentorship Award for Musical Theatre Writers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo†George Stiles†and†Anthony Drewe†today announce they are to offer an annual award to help support and develop new musical theatre writing in the UK. For its first three years, the award will be fully funded by the world's leading theatrical licensing agency Music Theatre International (MTI), to coincide with the opening of its European office in London, Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Oakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCKOakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California will present the world premiere amateur youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest Broadway smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical, as the hit musical continues its professional Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in New York City.† In an unprecedented move, Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals prior to the show's Broadway opening on November 6, 2015 to make youth performance rights available to schools and youth theatres across the U.S. and Canada. In an exciting move, producer (and Oakland School of the Arts supporter) Carole Shorenstein Hays has invited OSA to present their musical on the historic stage of the Curran (where The Phantom of the Opera played for five record-breaking years) March 3 - 12, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Open Casting Call for Pint-Sized RockersBroadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Open Casting Call for Pint-Sized Rockers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

School of Rock - The Musical will hold an open casting call for a new wave of pint-size rockers, offering the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the most famous kid band of all time, it was announced today. (more...)

VIDEO: You're In the Band! Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform on 'The View'VIDEO: You're In the Band! Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK performed the number 'You're In the Band' on today's THE VIEW on ABC. Check out the appearance in full below! (more...)

Anna Wintour Sends SCHOOL OF ROCK an Updated PropAnna Wintour Sends SCHOOL OF ROCK an Updated Prop
by Sally Henry - Jan 24, 2016

It's not every day that an audience member's opinion can affect future performances, but in Anna Wintour's case, it did. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Fun as the SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Visit GOOD MORNING AMERICAVIDEO: Behind The Scenes Fun as the SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Visit GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Dale - Jan 21, 2016

The energetic gang breaks out into song when asked about their favorite music. (more...)

NightBlue Performing Arts Company Announces Cast of MARY POPPINSNightBlue Performing Arts Company Announces Cast of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

NightBlue Performing Arts Company†is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago Non-Equity premiere of†Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS,†a musical†based on the stories of†P.L. Travers†and the†Walt Disney Film, with original music and lyrics by† (more...)

VIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'Stick It To The Man' on GMAVIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'Stick It To The Man' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of the hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK, based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black, performed the lively number 'Stick It To The Man' on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits SCHOOL OF ROCK on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Tinkerbelle the Dog has pledged allegiance to THE BAND! The cast of School of Rock the musical got a special visit from†Tinkerbelle the Dog††To seal the deal, Tinkerbelle even got a special custom made SCHOOL OF ROCK the musical hoodie for the show's costume designers. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Launches New Digital Lottery PolicyBroadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Launches New Digital Lottery Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

School of Rock - The Musical has launched a new†online ticket lottery today, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. The School of Rock Digital Lottery, now open, will open daily at 12:01am ET for entrants to win a limited number of $37 same day tickets to that day's performance(s) at schoolofrocklottery.com. See below for complete rules and regulations. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Sit in for Elaine Paige on BBC 2 Radio Show This SundayAndrew Lloyd Webber to Sit in for Elaine Paige on BBC 2 Radio Show This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber†will sit in for†Elaine Paige†on the Olivier Award-winner's weekly BBC 2 Radio program, "Elaine Paige on Sunday," this†Sunday, January 10, 2016.† Lloyd Webber will share songs and secrets from his career and collaborations, the musicals he grew up with, and the shows that have inspired him, from both the West End and Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Jullian Fellowes Thinks DOWNTON ABBEY Musical Would Be 'Quite Good Fun'VIDEO: Jullian Fellowes Thinks DOWNTON ABBEY Musical Would Be 'Quite Good Fun'
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes chatted with CNN this weekend about the show's final season and the possibility that his beloved historical television drama may one day make it to the stage. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Casting SCHOOL OF ROCK for the West End: The British Don't Have Rock & Roll 'in Their DNA'Andrew Lloyd Webber on Casting SCHOOL OF ROCK for the West End: The British Don't Have Rock & Roll 'in Their DNA'
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 30, 2015

SCHOOL OF ROCK is currently taking†Broadway by storm,†but bringing the new Andrew Lloyd Webber†musical to the West End might prove more difficult than initially expected for the creative team and producers. (more...)

Rock On! SCHOOL OF ROCK Breaks House Record at Winter Garden TheatreRock On! SCHOOL OF ROCK Breaks House Record at Winter Garden Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Grossing $1,506,236.20†and with houses at 101.8% capacity (105.1% of gross potential) the week ending December 27, the smash hit new musical breaks the all-time house record at the Winter Garden Theatre (more...)

BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Join the Class at Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Join the Class at Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 27, 2015

It's not hard to stumble across an excess of reviews for any given Broadway show these days, but there is a group of theatregoers that is wildly underrepresented when it comes to opinions on Broadway- kids! BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our new series, KID CRITICS, which gives parents and children alike a kid's perspective on Broadway's hottest shows. We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by the Winter Garden Theatre to check out SCHOOL OF ROCK. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Ditches Lottery Policy for General RushBroadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK Ditches Lottery Policy for General Rush
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 18, 2015

With performances now underway, Broadway's latest hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK is getting in on the rush game. (more...)

Pathological Procrastinators, Your Broadway-Tangential Gift Guide is HerePathological Procrastinators, Your Broadway-Tangential Gift Guide is Here
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 16, 2015

With just over a week until Christmas, it is time for all of us pathological procrastinators to get our butts in gear. Whether it is braving the insanity of the mall or paying for express shipping, we need to suck it up and start Christmas shopping! (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Return to Broadway with SCHOOL OF ROCK and MoreVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Return to Broadway with SCHOOL OF ROCK and More
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2015

With a Broadway and West End career of over four decades, Andrew Lloyd Webber's scores remain classics in musical theatre history. Now, he makes his return to the Great White Way with SCHOOL OF ROCK the musical. Below, watch the legend open up about his theatre experience, musical inspiration, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Can You Pass the School of Rock? Professor Randy Rainbow Takes to the Streets!BWW TV: Can You Pass the School of Rock? Professor Randy Rainbow Takes to the Streets!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 12, 2015

School of Rock: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score by†Andrew Lloyd Webber†and lyricist†Glenn Slater, a book by†Julian Fellowes†and direction by Laurence Connor, made its World Premiere on Broadway on Sunday night, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. In the show, lovable conman Dewey Finn trades in lesson plans for guitar jams and teaches the kids of Horace Green the ABCs of rock and roll. In the video below, BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow takes to the streets to quiz New Yorkers on their rock knowledge! (more...)

VIDEO: The Crazy Celebration Of SCHOOL OF ROCK's Kids Exiting The Stage Opening NightVIDEO: The Crazy Celebration Of SCHOOL OF ROCK's Kids Exiting The Stage Opening Night
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Opening night of any Broadway show is an electrically charged event, but the excitement level was on high voltage for these young stars. (more...)

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