School Of Rock is playing at The New London Theatre, and just before an evening performance, our Stage Door Johnny – John Bowles – dropped in for a chat with David Fynn (Dewey Finn), Florence Andrews (Rosalie Mullins), Jack Slack (Zack) and Leah Levman (Marcy) just before they warmed up for the show.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back:
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical 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. (The New York Times says, “BE WARNED! There’s a love story in this one.”)
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Daily News cheers, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER “AWAKENS THE EMPOWERING MESSAGE OF ROCK!” and Time Out New York raves, “SCHOOL’s in – FOREVER!”