Can’t get enough of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock – The Musical? For this week’s Playbill Five, we reveal five facts about the musical that you may not know. See below for the detailed list.
School of Rock – The Musical officially opened on Broadway December 6 2016 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it continues to play. Alex Brightman, who originated the role of lovable music teacher Dewey, took a hiatus from the show but is back in the starring role.
5 Things You May Not Know About School of Rock:
- All of the kids who play an instrument in the show play their own instruments.
- School of Rock was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards.
- Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber currently has four shows on Broadway, including School of Rock. This number was only attained once before in 1953 by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
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- Playbill and School of Rock teamed up for a Broadway first earlier this year with a Snapchat spec takeover. Utilizing the new Snapchat Spectacles, Playbill’s Snapchat followers were able to experience School of Rock’s “Teacher’s Pet” and curtain call direct from the Winter Garden stage.
Watch the video below to see highlights from Playbill and Snapchat’s takeover of School of Rock: