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School of RockMusic by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Glenn Slater; book by Julien FellowesDirected by Laurence ConnorOpened December 6, 2015These Paper Bullets!Songs by Billie Joe Armstrong; written by Rolin JonesDirected by Jackson GayCloses January 10, 2016
Like the amusing if innocuous Jack Black movie on which it's based, Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical School of Rock is a low-brow but rousing crowd-pleaser of the type not usually associated with the Catsand Evita composer. The 2003 movie had a typically eccentric and lively Black as a failed musician who nabs a substitute teacher job intended for his married roommate, teaching what he assumes are stuck-up young brats the virtues of rock (don't ask how he gets the job and keeps it for so long without anyone noticing). The classroom full of precocious and talented kids helped make Black's usual shenanigans less annoying.
School of RockWinter Garden Theatre, 50th Street and Broadway, New York, NYschoolofrockthemusical.comThese Paper Bullets!Atlantic Theater Company, 336 West 20th Street, New York, NYatlantictheater.org
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