Analisa Leaming will take over the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins from departing cast member Jenn Gambatese starting November 20 in School of Rock.
Analisa Leaming will take over the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins from departing cast member Jenn Gambatese starting November 20 in School of Rock.
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School of Rock will welcome four new cast members this month.

Starting November 20, Analisa Leaming, who is currently in Hello, Dolly!, will take on the role of Principal Rosalie Mullins, succeeding Jenn Gambatese, who will play her final performance tonight.

Lori Eve Marinacci will play Rosalie in the meantime, from November 6-19. Afterward, she takes over the role of Patty from Becky Gulsvig, who plays her last performance on November 5.

Jonathan Gould will play Ned, succeeding Steven Booth, who plays his last performance on November 5. And Badia Farha will play Ms. Sheinkopf, succeeding Emily Cramer, who plays her last performance on November 5.

Now in performances at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock currently stars Justin Collette and Connor John Gillooly alternating 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.

Based on the hit 2003 film of the same, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor. The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

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