“ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SCHOOL OF ROCK—THE MUSICAL” NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AT CONCORD THEATRICALS
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“ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
SCHOOL OF ROCK—THE MUSICAL”
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSING
AT CONCORD THEATRICALS
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New York, NY (July 16, 2020) – Concord Theatricals is delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is now available for licensing to professional theaters across North America through the end of 2022. The show continues to be available to North American schools and youth groups. For more information visit concordsho.ws/performschoolofrock
“I’m thrilled that theaters across North America will now be able to show this musical for audiences to enjoy,” said Lloyd Webber. “During this very challenging time, it’s more important than ever to keep music and the arts as a central part of our education system and School of Rock is a wonderful reminder that music is a fundamental building block in the lives of young people.”
“Concord Theatricals is proud to announce the release of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical for professional licensing in North America ” said Michelle Yaroshko, SVP of Professional Licensing at Concord Theatricals. “This rocking, family friendly show is an uplifting, loving testimony to the transforming power of music – just the kind of message we’re all looking for right now!”
Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious show that 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. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
School of Rock – The Musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Broadway’s Winter Garden, the same theater where Lloyd Webber’s Cats reigned supreme for almost two decades. School of Rock played over 1,300 performances and was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater) and Best Book (Julian Fellowes). In an unprecedented move, before the Broadway production even opened, Lloyd Webber granted North American schools and youth groups the opportunity to apply to rights to perform the show.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times named School of Rock – The Musical a “Critic’s Pick.” Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly raved, “it’s an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” and The Daily News cheered, Andrew Lloyd Webber “awakens the empowering message of rock!”
School of Rock – The Musical opened in London’s West End 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 and Lloyd Webber won the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Daily Telegraph called the musical, “the most enjoyable two hours money can buy,” and the Daily Mirror considered it “a triumph for Andrew Lloyd Webber as the king of hit musicals.”
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark, and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder, and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording, and first-class production.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 32nd anniversary on Broadway this year), and Sunset Boulevard.
When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock – The Musical, Cats and Phantom on Broadway in February 2017 he became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently.
As well as The Phantom Of The Opera and Cats, his productions include the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams, which introduced the double Oscar-winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage.
As a composer and producer, Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass, an Oscar, and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He has won seven Oliviers and a Golden Globe and his honors include the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
He owns seven London theaters including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He is the only theater owner to re-invest every cent of profits into his buildings.
He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016, the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theater education opportunities for young people and public schools across the U.S.
He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997.
To mark his 70th birthday, his bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.
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