THEY’RE IN THE BAND! SCHOOL OF ROCK GETS TWO NEW DEWEY FINNS
Hand-picked by producer and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, newcomers Justin Collette and Conner John Gillooly will join the cast of School of Rock — The Musical in the role of failed, wannabe rocker, Dewey Finn. Collette will assume the role for five performances weekly, beginning Monday, September 25, 2017, while Gillooly will play matinee performances as the Dewey Finn alternate.
Justin Collette is originally from Canada where he is a multi-instrumentalist and a highly sought-after writer, improviser and comedian. He is the co-founder of the award-winning sketch comedy troupe, “Get Some!.” He also voices the role of “Cupcake” in the new Netflix animated series “Cupcake and Dino: General Services.”School of Rock — The Musical marks Collette’s Broadway debut.
Conner John Gillooly is a recent graduate of Point Park University. He made his Broadway debut in the ensemble of School of Rock — The Musical.
Eric Petersen will play his final performance on Sunday, September 24 before beginning rehearsals for the new Broadway-bound musical, Escape to Margaritaville.
Now in performances at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), School of Rock — The Musical currently stars Eric Petersen as “Dewey Finn,” Jenn Gambatese as “Rosalie Mullins,” Steven Booth as “Ned,” Becky Gulsvig as “Patty,” Zachary Zwelling as “Zach,” Levi Buksbazen as “Freddy,” Rachel Katzke as “Katie,” Walden Sullivan as “Lawrence,” Olivia Chun as “Summer,” John Allyn as “Billy,” and Amadi Chapata as “Tomika.” The adult ensemble includes Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Leo Ash Evens, John Arthur Greene, Nehal Joshi, Lulu Lloyd, Jaygee Macapugay, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O’Neill, Morgan Rose, Jesse Swimm, Josh Tower, Joel Waggoner, Jonathan Wagner, and J. Michael Zygo.
The kids’ ensemble includes Terrance Bell, Jr., Chloe Bryan, Michael Cascetta, Gabrielle Greene, Sophia Kekllas, Ellie Kim, Cory Logan, Ruth Righi, Demi Singleton, and Jersey Sullivan.
Tickets for School of Rock — The Musical are $59 — $155 and are available by visiting the Winter Garden Theatre box office Monday — Saturdays between 10:00 am — 8:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm — 6:00pm, online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212–239–6200. Performances of School of Rock — The Musical are Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and 1 pm and 6 pm on Sundays.