Becky Gulsvig to Replace Mamie Parris in School of Rock

first_img Becky Gulsvig View Comments Becky Gulsvig is about to stick it to the man! The Broadway alum will enroll in the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest Main Stem hit School of Rock—The Musical on October 10 when she succeeds Mamie Parris in the role of disapproving girlfriend, Patty. Parris is set to play her final performance on October 9 before her previously reported move to the composer’s Cats, where she will assume the role of Grizabella on October 17.Gulsvig is fresh off playing Cynthia Weil in the first National Tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; she recently originated the role of Cinderella in the off-Broadway production of Disenchanted. Gulsvig made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as Lou Ann and went on to take over the role of Amber Von Tussle. She was in the original Broadway cast of Legally Blonde The Musical and later starred as Elle Woods in the first National Tour.Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre, School of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. The show 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.The cast also currently includes Alex Brightman, Jenn Gambatese and Spencer Moses. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 School of Rock – The Musical Star Files Becky Gulsvig Related Shows Mamie Parrislast_img

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