SCHOOL OF ROCK Heads to New Zealand this Fall

SCHOOL OF ROCK Heads to New Zealand this Fall

According to the New Zealand Herald, Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK is set to rock it's way into Auckland's shores this September.

The Auckland Civic Theatre will welcome SCHOOL OF ROCK tour, which has so far included stops in London, Australia and Shanghai.

School of Rock - The Musical opened to audience and critical acclaim on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at the Winter Garden (where Lloyd Webber's Cats reigned supreme for almost two decades). As of January 20, 2019, the show played 1,309 performances and 31 previews. The production recouped its entire Broadway investment in May of 2017, and was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater), Best Book (Julian Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman).

School of Rock - The Musical opened in London's West End, also to rave reviews, on November 14, 2016, breaking all house records at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (a record previously held by War Horse) and was nominated for three 2017 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (David Fynn) and Outstanding Achievement in Music, which it won.

As it continues to bring its infectious rock and roll spirit to audiences all over the world, School of Rock is shredding it nightly in London, on its North American tour, and at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.School of Rock will also be opening in China, Sydney, Brisbane and across Asia in 2019.

In addition to the professional companies, and in an unprecedented move, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, to grant youth performance groups and schools the rights to perform the production before it even opened on Broadway. The premiere was performed by Oakland's School for the Arts at the fabled Curran in San Francisco from March 3-12, 2016. As of today, more than 1,000 schools have performed School of Rock around the world.

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