School of Rock will be ending its run on Broadway soon. The final show will be on Jan. 20, 2019, according to the producers.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is an adaptation from the 2003 film of the same title. The stage play features 17 child performers, and it has become a massive hit with a $15 million capitalization cost. A national tour and a series of London productions have also been staged as part of the show's promotion.
Broadway Musical Synopsis
School of Rock follows the story of a failing musician who applies for a job as a substitute teacher and lies about his background. While interacting with his young students, the teacher encourages them to start their own rock band. The first School of Rock Broadway show was staged in November 2015.
As of late, the reason behind the producers' decision to close School of Rock has not yet been revealed. Those who wish to catch up on the final shows may do so in the United States, London, and Melbourne in October.
School of Rock was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Lead Actor Alex Brightman. The Broadway show is directed by Laurence Connor. Other cast members include Justin Collette, Analisa Leaming, Jonathan Gould, Lori Eve Marinacci, John Allyn, Ava Briglia, and more.
'School Of Rock' The Movie
The original film version of School of Rock starred Jack Black, and it was directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Scott Rudin. Mike White wrote the script for the big screen. Other cast members include Sarah Silverman, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Gaydos Jr., and more.
School of Rock the movie was released by Paramount Pictures, and it grossed $31 million worldwide on its $35 million budget. It also became the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time until Pitch Perfect 2 overtook its throne in 2015.
Some of the songs featured in School of Rock the movie soundtrack are "Fight" by No Vacancy, "Stay Free" by The Clash, "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll" by Kiss, "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath, "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC, "Tomorrow" by Charles Strouse, "Memory" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Back In Black" by AC/DC, "Substitute" by The Who, "In the End of Time" by Jack Black, "Chain of Fools" by Don Covay, "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, "Math Is A Wonderful Thing" by Jack Black, and more.