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Paper Mill’s next season leads with new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJI’m wondering if the project Andrew Lloyd Webber alluded to but wouldn’t name on NBC’s Today show this morning is the world-premiere musical “Unmasked” that leads off the all-musicals 2018-2019 season of Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.

Andrew Lloyd Webbers new book, "Unmasked" is being released March 7, 2018. (Harper)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir “Unmasked” to be released March 7, 2018. (Harper)

Based on his new autobiographical book of the same title being released tomorrow, it’s expected to be an intimate and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs, rediscovered gems and some new material specially written for this production. John Doyle directs. It runs Sept. 27-Oct. 28.

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‘School of Rock’ invites select few to see early version of new musical

The score includes three songs from the original film (which was written by Mike White and directed by Richard Linklater) as well as about 12 new songs composed by Mr. Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (“Tangled,” “Sister Act”). Its book is by Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of “Downton Abbey.”
Scheduled to open in December 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, “School of Rock” has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes of “Downton Abbey” fame. (Bet you didn’t see that coming.)

 

So, did you get a coveted email invite yet from Andrew Lloyd Webber to a staged early performance of “School of Rock”  at the Gramercy Theater? Me neither.

“Someone up there in cyberspace has intimated that you might be interested in an invitation to a rather unusual theater event,” Lloyd Webber writes in the email, according to today’s New York Times.

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