In 2003, Jack Black played down-on-his luck guitarist Dewey Finn in the feature film School of Rock. The comedian was surrounded by a talented cast of child actors playing fourth-graders attempting to win a battle of the bands to help pay Dewey’s overdue rent. The plot was particularly well suited for the Broadway stage, and the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita) created an adaptation that many have hailed as his best show in years.

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