The musical began previews at the Winter Garden November 9, 2015, and officially opened December 6.
As of December 6, 2017, School of Rock will have blown the roof off of the Winter Garden for 837 performances. It is the first of Lloyd Webber’s musicals to originate in the U.S. The composer, once again, has the distinction of having three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway: School of Rock, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera.
To mark the occasion, School of Rock has released a new video, which can be viewed above.
School of Rock currently stars Justin Collette as Dewey Finn, Analisa Leaming as Rosalie Mullins, Jonathan Gould as Ned, Lori Eve Marinacci as Patty, Conner John Gillooly as the Dewey Alternate, Zachary Zwelling as Zack, Rachel Katzke as Katie, Levi Buksbazen as Freddy, Walden Sullivan as Lawrence, Olivia Chun as Summer, Amadi Chapata as Tomika, and John Allyn as Billy.
School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor.
The production also has 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.