2020 Shine Theatre Arts Project to Present A TIME TO ROCK at The Green Room 42 2020 Shine Theatre Arts Project to Present A TIME TO ROCK at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020

On January 19th, 2020 Shine Theatre Arts Project will present A TIME TO ROCK featuring kids and teens from School of Rock, Broadway and National Tours. The show also includes several young performers with various Broadway and professional credits. The show was established in 2019 as a way for the closing cast of Broadway's School of Rock to come together and has taken on a life of its own. This event will be directed and produced by, Leorah Haberfield, Artistic Director and founder of Shine Theatre Arts Project with musical direction by, Ben Boecker. (more...)

Video: NEWSIES Seizes The Day At White Plains Performing Arts Center Video: NEWSIES Seizes The Day At White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)'s Mainstage production of Disney's NEWSIES, will be onstage until January 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At NEWSIES At White Plains Performing Arts Center Photo Flash: First Look At NEWSIES At White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)'s Mainstage production of Disney's NEWSIES, will be onstage until January 12. (more...)

Cast of NEWSIES Announced For Run at White Plains Performing Arts Center Cast of NEWSIES Announced For Run at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announce the cast for its upcoming Mainstage production of Disney's NEWSIES, playing December 20 - January 12. (more...)

Brandi Chavonne Massey, Stephanie Gibson and More to Join THE BELTRESS POWER HOUR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! Brandi Chavonne Massey, Stephanie Gibson and More to Join THE BELTRESS POWER HOUR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Christopher Metzger-Timson's hit show returns to The Green Room 42 to kick off the holiday season with a peppermint twist! Your favorite all-stars of The Beltress Power Hour are BACK and ready to belt out the most iconic Christmas tunes. The night will be filled with drinking games, audience participation, and, of course, a Power Hour Finale of the fiercest 60 seconds from all your favorite holiday songs! From Mariah to Whitney to Kelly to Babs- the belting is sure to impress while you sit back, relax, and put the 'spirit' in 'holiday spirit!' (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK is Rocking the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - May 29, 2019

The national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK, featuring a remarkable cast of child rock stars, is funny, hopeful, and a head-banging good time. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute Kids BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Paramount - A Muffled, Mugging, Mess ... With Cute Kids
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2019

Say what you want about Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber but at least he's consistent. Consistently borrowing from others as is evident in the most recent offering from the Paramount Theatre, 'his' musical version of the 2003 movie 'The School of Rock'. And while it has adorable kids, absolutely shredding it with their vocals and musical chops on stage, it also has utterly forgettable and repetitious songs (at least the ones actually written by Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater) and a lead who takes mugging to a whole new, annoying level. (more...)

Portland's Keller Auditorium Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Portland's Keller Auditorium Presents SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 23, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to Portland's Keller Auditorium from May 21 - 26. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Comes To The Paramount, May 14 SCHOOL OF ROCK Comes To The Paramount, May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from May 14 - 19. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical is coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 9, 2019.  (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL: From Brainiacs to Musical Maniacs BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL: From Brainiacs to Musical Maniacs
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 15, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL is bursting with kids, all of them bursting with talent. Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the stage version is the brainchild of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a guy who knows a thing or two about creating successful musicals. Nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, the show ran for more than three years on Broadway, a little over a year in London, and the national tour has been on the road since September, 2017. It's a feel good musical with a happy ending, something to lighten up the winter doldrums. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Brings a Rocking Time To  Broadway Grand Rapids, With It's Impressive Young Musicians! BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Brings a Rocking Time To Broadway Grand Rapids, With It's Impressive Young Musicians!
by Brian Hilbrand - Jan 10, 2019

School of Rock - The Musical is based on the movie by the same name originally staring Jack Black is currently playing at DeVos Performance Hall until January 13thin Grand Rapids. Andrew Lloyd Webber added some songs and made it a musical. One part that people find hard to believe is that the kids in the show must be able to play the instruments live. The kids can sing and dance, but it is taken to another level when they are playing instruments better than most adults can perform live on stage, show after show, some of them learning their instruments in only a few years or specifically for their audition for this show! (more...)

Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK D.C. Premiere Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK D.C. Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Washington, D.C.  premiere of Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical, coming to the National Theatre for a limited engagement from January 16 - 27, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Continued Education at Overture Center with SCHOOL OF ROCK BWW Review: Continued Education at Overture Center with SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Scott Rawson - Nov 22, 2018

Complete with lights and haze machine, Andrew Lloyd Weber's School of Rock, opens with the fictitious Band, No Vacancy, singing "I'm Too Hot for You". As the super cool rockers do their thing, rock-god-wanna-be Dewey Finn (Merrit David James), super un-cool by comparison, does his. This results in him being forced out of the band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leanne Parks of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center BWW Interview: Leanne Parks of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Nov 16, 2018

Rocking the roofs off theatres across the country are a group of mega talented kids who have traded their time in the schoolroom to an adventure touring the country. Leanne Parks plays Katie, the classically trained cellist turned bass guitar genius. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Jam in Madison Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK to Jam in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL coming to Madison's Overture Center for the Arts Tuesday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Orpheum BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Orpheum
by Chris Miritello - Oct 10, 2018

There is a moment during the closing scene of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock when the show transforms from a mere crowd pleasing musical, to a pure and unadulterated celebration. Having witnessed the young students of Horace Green Preparatory School fully evolve from disenfranchised, rule-following and generally unhappy children, to confident rock stars willing to 'stick it to the man,' the audience cannot help but leap to its feet and join the party at the top of Mount Rock. More than a local battle of the bands, it is a celebration of the importance of arts education, the power of inspiring teachers, the joys of finding one's voice, and of the mind-blowing capacity for so much talent to exist in such small bodies and at such an early age. Judging by the standing ovation that began before and continued throughout the curtain call, it is clear that the Orpheum audience was fully invested in these young characters, and that School of Rock had therefore done its job. Indeed, this culminating scene is the ultimate payoff that makes the two and a half hours that precede it entirely worth the investment. The only disappointment was that there was no after party on Beale Street. Armed with their instruments and boundless talent, something tells me that the students of Horace Green Preparatory School could most certainly have brought down the house. (more...)

BWW Review: Music City Falls in Love With Lloyd-Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK BWW Review: Music City Falls in Love With Lloyd-Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 12, 2018

Make no mistake about it: School of Rock isn't your mum's - nor your nan's - Andrew Lloyd Webber musical extravaganza. There are no massive chandeliers to come crashing into the orchestra, no fascist dictators to fear, no silent screen divas yearning for a comeback, nor are there are any human-sized felines staring at you across the footlights. Nope, Sir Andrew (as he's known across the pond) has crafted an energetic rock musical that's based on a movie that starred Jack Black and it will rock your freakin' socks off! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour Announces Full Cast of Young Actors SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour Announces Full Cast of Young Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical will welcome eight new cast members to the national tour on Tuesday, August 28th in Ft. Worth, TX. (more...)