Andrew Lloyd Webber has released a fully immersive 360° music video for “You’re in the Band,” a musical number from his forthcoming Broadway show, School of Rock The Musical.
Recorded in a New York City classroom, this innovative 360° video produced for the Broadway production is one of the first of its kind on YouTube or Facebook. The video was designed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and School of Rock book writer Julian Fellowes to take full advantage of new 360° technology and allows you to navigate all angles of the classroom for an exciting and immersive experience of the song. The 360° video will accompany a new single of “You’re in the Band” produced by Lloyd Webber and legendary music producer, Rob Cavallo, to be released by Warner Bros. Records.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “I am proud that School of Rock is not just the first musical to take this leap into the future, but that this video of “You’re in the Band” is the first time anyone has used the 360 degree medium in this way. It could open a lot of doors.”
“By creating an immersive 360° musical number on YouTube, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes are bringing the magic of Broadway and their new musical to theater fans around the world. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next,” said Sanjeev Verma, Product Manager at YouTube.
SCHOOL OF ROCK: The Musical – “You’re in the Band” (360 Video)
To view the video on YouTube, visit: goo.gl/vr/sor360 – For the best viewing experience, watch on your phone or tablet (iOS or Android version 8+) using the latest version of the YouTube App. You may also watch on desktop using the latest version of the Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
To view the video on Facebook, visit: fb.me/sor360 – For the best viewing experience, watch on your Android 4.3+ phone or tablet (not available on iOS) using the latest version of the Facebook App. You may also watch on desktop using the latest version of the Chrome or Firefox.
To download for your Gear VR headset, visit: SchoolofRockTheMusical.com
School of Rock – The Musical will begin preview performances at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Monday, November 9, 2015, with an opening set for Sunday, December 6, 2015. Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical will feature 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 (currently represented on Broadway by Les Miserables).
Produced by Paramount Pictures, the 2003 film was directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black in a career-defining performance. The film received universal critical acclaim and was hailed by The New York Times as an “irresistible comic postscript to the rock revolution.” The film went on to gross more than $130 million worldwide.
School of Rock – The Musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.