The Rock and Roll Return of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
One of the world’s most successful musicians returns to his musical roots in his latest Broadway show. Andrew Lloyd Webber, best-known for "Phantom of the Opera," "Evita" and other shows that feature pop music in an operatic vein, has made a musical out of the movie "School of Rock." The 2003 film starred Jack Black as a slacker dude who gets a job as an elementary school teacher.
It’s a throwback for Lloyd Webber, whose first successes, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," were musically cast in a more pop-rock idiom. The new show also features a book written by Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey."
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood checked it out to see if Lloyd Webber still has his magic touch.
"School of Rock" can be seen at the Winter Garden Theater.