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Hannah Vine, Marc J. Franklin
May 02, 2018
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The Shuberts introduced the Winter Garden in 1911, a venue designed by William Albert Swasey to resemble an outdoor English garden. For 18 years, the Winter Garden presented the hit Cats. By the time it closed in 2000 the show had amassed 7,485 performances, making it the longest-running Broadway show at the time. The theatre was named the Cadillac Winter Garden from 2002 through 2007.
Currently playing at the theatre is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical, based on the popular 2003 film about down-and-out rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who takes a job as a substitute teacher. But instead of sticking to the syllabus, he teaches his kids about the glory of rock, organizes them into a rock group, and enters them in a Battle of the Bands.
The musical features an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor.