Lloyd Webber Confirms Brightman for “School of Rock” on Broadway. Tickets Go on Sale Today.
Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder / Ryan Ratelle / Matthew Troillett
FOR RELEASE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
WILL STAR IN
“SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL”
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY
New York, NY – Andrew Lloyd Webber confirmed today that Alex Brightman will star as Dewey Finn in School of Rock—The Musical when it starts performances on Broadway this fall. Previews are set to begin Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening night set for Sunday, December 6, 2015.
“I’ve come to consider the casting of an actor named ‘Brightman’ in a starring role something of a good luck charm for a long, healthy run on Broadway,” said Mr. Lloyd Webber. “Alex, lucky for us, also happens to be a remarkable Dewey Finn. The wonderful thing about seeing him play this role is that you get the sense that he’s having every bit as much fun performing as we are watching, and the result is positively infectious.”
Mr. Brightman’s previous Broadway credits include: Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. Off-Broadway credits include 35mm, Spidermusical, and The (M)orons Happy Hour: Live at The Slipper Room. Regional credits include Soon (World Premiere) at Signature Theatre in DC, The History Boys (Regional Premiere) at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, Nobody Loves You (regional premiere) at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Next to Normal (Regional Premiere) at Pioneer Theatre in Utah, and How I Paid For College (World Premiere) at The Hub Theatre in DC. He has been seen on television on “Important Things w/ Demetri Martin” on Comedy Central and “Royal Pains” on USA. As a writer, he wrote the musicals Make Me Bad (Music & Lyrics by Drew Gasparini), The Whipping Boy (Music & Co-Lyrics by Drew Gasparini), Everything In Its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers (Music & Lyrics by Drew Gasparini), and the upcoming stage adaptation of Universal Pictures’ It’s Kind of a Funny Story (music & lyrics by Drew Gasparini). His first full-length play, A Nicer Place, will have its first reading in New York City this winter. Additionally, he is the creator and host of The Boundaries podcast and a co-creator of the Who Gives a Sh!t?: Chatting w/ (M)orons podcast. His very first live stand-up comedy special, Generous Lover, will premiere in 2016.
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 go on sale today 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.