‘School of Rock’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit School of Rock – The Musical, announced today that the show will play its final Broadway performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019. By that date, the show will have run for more than 3 years, playing 1,307 performances and 31 previews. The production recouped its entire Broadway investment in May of 2017.
School of Rock – The Musical has become a global phenomenon and will continue to bring its infectious rock and roll spirit to audiences all over the world. The show currently has productions running on London’s West End and across the United States on its National Tour, which launched on September 30, 2017, in Rochester, NY. Beginning on October 31, 2018, School of Rock will begin its extended sit-down production at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, Australia before touring Asia.
On top of that, in an unprecedented move, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, and granted youth performance groups and schools the rights to perform the production before it even opened on Broadway. As of today, about 1,000 schools have performed School of Rock around the world.