On Sunday 1st May 2016, Jack Black visited Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit School of Rock – The Musical at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre receiving two standing ovations from the sell-audience as he took his seat before the show started and again after the intermission.
Black, who played Dewey in the original film School of Rock, met with the cast led by Alex Brightman and said of the show: “A Broadway masterpiece”. Black visited the show with fellow actor Paul Rudd and family.
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor.
School of Rock –The Musical is the first original British musical ever to premiere on Broadway.
School of Rock — The Musical is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.
Plans for a West End production of School of Rock – The Musical are currently underway and the search young performers to take part in the production began last month.