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Can 'School Of Rock,' the Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Punch Its Own Ticket?

Can Lloyd Webber's 'School Of Rock' Punch Its Own Ticket? >>

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber--certainly one of the theater's best-cast composers, writers and producers. Be it on Broadway or in his native West End, it's his name above so many other cast ones in productions as brilliant and as varied as 'Cats,' 'Evita,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' etc. ad inf. But what about his newest show, 'School of Rock: The Musical,' beginning previews early November (opening officially on December 6) at the Shubert's Winter Garden Theatre? And can YOU, Classicalites, afford a ticket?

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Original Stars to Make Cameo Return as 'Chicago' Revival Becomes Second Longest-Running Show in Broadway History >>

Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey will make cameo appearances at a special performance as the musical becomes the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Why Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Will Work as an Animated Film >>

The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is to be turned into an animated film. This won't be the first before-the-cameras version of the popular show. In 1999 Donny Osmond, Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough and Maria Freidman starred in a small-screen treatment.

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