Lloyd Webber Announces Sierra Boggess for “School of Rock” – Tickets Now on Sale
Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder / Ryan Ratelle / Matthew Troillett
FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ANNOUNCES
WILL STAR IN
“SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL”
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
New York, NY – Andrew Lloyd Webber announced today that Sierra Boggess will take on the role of ‘Rosalie Mullins’, the school principal, in School of Rock—The Musical when it starts performances on Broadway this fall. She joins the previously announced Alex Brightman, who will star as Dewey Finn. Previews are set to begin Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening night set for Sunday, December 6, 2015.
“Sierra is a magical performer,” Mr. Lloyd Webber said. “She was a brilliant Christine Daaé in Phantom, and I’m delighted she’ll have this chance to show off her considerable comedic chops in the role of the Rosalie in School of Rock.”
Sierra Boggess is currently starring on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You opposite Tyne Daly under the direction of David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway credits includeThe Phantom of the Opera (also the 25th Anniversary engagement), the revival of Master Class, and The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League noms.). London credits include Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), and Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nom.). Other New York credits include Guys & Dolls opposite Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson and Megan Mullally (Carnegie Hall); Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Music in the Air (Encores!). Recordings: 25th-anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid, and A Little Princess. Concert appearances include BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, New York Pops. Regionally, she has appeared in Princesses (world premiere, Goodspeed Opera House and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre), and the national tour of Les Misérables. Boggess has appeared several times at 54 Below, her first appearance resulting in the release of her first solo recording, Awakening: Live at 54 Below. She played her second solo show, Finding the Balance (The Journey of the Middle Child), to sold out audiences at 54 Below and San Francisco’s Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko.
Based on the Paramount movie written by Mike White, School of Rock has a book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. School of Rock—The Musical will be directed by Laurence Connor (currently represented on Broadway by Les Miserables).
Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at http://schoolofrockthemusical.com/tickets/.
School of Rock—The Musical will feature Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos, Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Sound Design by Mick Potter, and Music Supervision by Ethan Popp.
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.