Dewey Finn – rock singer, guitarist and occasional substitute teacher –may soon have a stage to rock out on: School of Rock is heading for Broadway.
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Musical theater composer and impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the music for such hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Phantom of the Opera, is planning to adapt the 2003 comedy film, starring Jack Black as Finn, for the theater, the Guardian reported.
In an interview with CBC Radio, Lloyd Webber let slip that he was “very excited” about acquiring the rights to “that movie School of Rock.” The British composer explained that he might expand on the music portion of the film when he brings it to the stage: “There may be songs for me in it, but its obviously got songs in it as it stands.”
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Lloyd Webber will go from Stephen Ward, a chamber musical about British politics in 1963 to “a musical about kids playing the guitar,” the Guardian noted.
But the real question: Will Jack Black be reprising his role for Broadway?