David Fynn cast in ‘School of Rock’ show

Fynn, the British star of NBC sitcom “Undateable,” has been cast in the lead role of Dewey Finn, a rocker-turned-substitute teacher who forms a classroom rock band in the show based on the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name.

He’s joined by a cast of youngsters ages 9-13 who sing and play their own instruments.

At the production’s official launch Thursday, Lloyd Webber said “the depth of the musical talent that we auditioned is something that I have to admit that I didn’t think we’d find immediately.”

“It’s just incredible to think that these kids are playing this sort of music,” he said. “I kind of feared that everybody would be all into their computers and that they’d be doing all of this programmed music.”

Lloyd Webber said the UK’s deficit-slashing government should keep funding music programs, because “every penny you spend on music in schools comes back twenty-fold.”

The head-banging musical has a surprisingly strong link to the British Parliament’s House of Lords, whose members sport aristocratic titles and wear fur-trimmed scarlet robes on ceremonial occasions.

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