Trivia

School of Rock

Memories...

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats played both the West End’s New London and Broadway’s Winter Garden theatres, where School of Rock is currently running in both cities.

 

(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Summer’s appalling rendition...

…of the Cats classic “Memory” brought the house down at the opening night of the show on Broadway.

 

Patty Di Marco's Connected

Mamie Parris, who originated the role of Patty Di Marco on Broadway, is now playing Grizabella in the Main Stem’s Cats revival. London’s first Patty, Preeya Kalidas, got her big break when she starred in the Lloyd Webber-produced Bombay Dreams in 2002.

 

School of Rock - Photo by MatthewMurphy

Alex Brightman, No Relation?!

Alex Brightman, who received a 2016 Tony nod for playing Dewey Finn, played a kid in the first workshop of School of Rock. He is no relation to Sarah Brightman, Lloyd Webber’s second wife!

 

(Photo: John Swannell)

Beryl Waddle-Brown

A portrait of Lloyd Webber’s alter ego, Beryl Waddle-Brown, the headmistress in some early promo shots for Daisy Pulls It Off, can be found on the Horace Green set in both the West End and on Broadway.