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School of Rock

First Preview: Oct 17, 2015

Opening Date: Oct 17, 2015

Closing Date: Jan 20, 2019

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Winter Garden

1634 Broadway New York City, NY 10019-6894

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School of Rock is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. 

The 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. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. 

The stage musical is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has composed 14 new songs to create a score, which also features all the original songs from the movie. School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 

May the spirit of rock be with you!
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 10

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Show WILL Perform 7/4

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @ 2 PM & 7 PM


Andrew Lloyd Webber (additional)


Glenn Slater


Julian Fellowes


Laurence Connor


Joann M. Hunter

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$59 - $145

Lottery & Rush

Beginning each day when the Winter Garden Theatre box office opens, a limited number of $37 tickets will be available. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office, and are subject to availability. Tickets will be limited to two per patron.



Quotation Mark

Andrew Lloyd Webber has returned to the magnificent Winter Garden Theatre, for nearly 18 years (1992-2000) home to his now-and-forevermusical Cats. School of Rock won’t be leaving any time soon, of that I’m pretty certain. Exuberantly loud, high-spirited and upbeat, it’s a feel-good show for Boomers and, god-help-us, our grandchildren. 

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What a relief to see that an unlikely creative team—Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, veteran composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater (Leap of Faith)—successfully execute such a smart transfer of film to stage. This is one tight, well-built show: underscoring the emotional arcs (Dewey as both surrogate kid and parent; the students’ yearning to be heard); gently juicing the romantic subplot between Dewey and buttoned-up school principal Rosalie Mullins (sweetly starchy Sierra Boggess); and knowing when to get out of the way and let the kids jam. School of Rock has absorbed the diverse lessons of Rent, Spring Awakening and Matilda and passes them on to a new generation.

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But it’s up to its leading man to set a tone that mixes unwashed hedonism with reassuring wholesomeness. One step too far in one direction and audiences may feel like posting an Amber Alert; oversell the sweetness, and diabetes threatens.

Mr. Black managed that balancing act beautifully. So, I am happy to report, does the hitherto unheralded Mr. Brightman. As Dewey — who impersonates his roommate, Ned (Spencer Moses), a substitute teacher, to land a job at the exclusive Horace Green prep school — Mr. Brightman never makes the mistake of trying to upstage his young co-stars; he gets down with, and brings out the best in, them in a performance as notable for its generosity as its virtuosity.The actor finds the charm in Dewey’s gung-ho clumsiness, as he secretly organizes his class into a battle-of-the-bands-worthy ensemble, but he doesn’t fetishize it. His character comes across, as he must, as a rock ’n’ roll nerd of limited talent but infinite passion. The kids warm to him because that passion feels so authentic it’s infectious.

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Valet parking garage: 51st St. in arcade between Broadway & 8th Ave. No high top vans.

Directions Subway

1, 9 to 50th StN, R to 49th SC, E to 50th StB, D, E to 7th Ave


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Assisted Listening System

Assisted Listening Devices are available and reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Closed Captioning is also available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here:

Wheelchair Info

Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps in the designated wheelchair seating location. Twenty ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Patron purchases aisle seat and adjacent seat. Transfer optional.

Box Office

Ticket Lobby. Counter 44". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.

Curb Ramps

NE corner of 51 St. & Broadway only.


Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5") has one pair of automatic doors from Broadway to Ticket Lobby with push-button control. 2nd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to Inner Lobby; 3rd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to orchestra.

Folding Armrests

Seventeen row-end seats with folding armrests.


Unisex: Inner lobby. Orchestra level. ADA compliant. Door 32". Stall 100" x 61". Commode 17". Grab bars.


Orchestra on ground level. Mezzanine reached only by stairs.


Ticket lobby. Coin slot 48". Cord 29". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet.

Water Fountain

Inner lobby. Spout 43".

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.

Visual Assistance

Vision seats available for purchase in person or over the phone. Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here:


Subtitled language translations available in Spanish & Japanese for $5 on the GalaPro app. For more information, go to

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 9 to 50th StN, R to 49th SC, E to 50th StB, D, E to 7th Ave

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104 bus.