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Date of Birth: February 20, 1964 (52)
Birth Place: Dayton, OH, USA
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Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to FollowParting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad OscarVIDEO: A Backstage Visit With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brad Oscar
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Shows Off His Elizabethan ResumeSOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Shows Off His Elizabethan Resume
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Though Will Chase is currently making 'em swoon as the rock star bard, his mug is put to good use in a clever Elizabethan resume. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Sings a Sweet, Jazzy Arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's 'Manhattan' at Feinstein's/54 BelowVIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Rob McClure Sings a Sweet, Jazzy Arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's 'Manhattan' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Earlier the summer, the SOMETHING ROTTEN! star made his New York solo concert debut. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit and Q&A With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Josh GrisettiVIDEO: A Backstage Visit and Q&A With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Josh Grisetti
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

The new SOMETHING ROTTEN! star talks about making the role his own, his "Game of Thrones" fandom and seeing the first West End preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Power! First Look at Will Chase, Rob McClure and More in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!Photo Flash: Will Power! First Look at Will Chase, Rob McClure and More in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, recently welcomed four new cast members to Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Joining Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who boarded the cast last month, are Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new company in action below! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway TomorrowSOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its 500th performance tomorrow, Friday, July 1 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Where There's a Will Chase There's a Way- SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finds Next Shakespeare!Where There's a Will Chase There's a Way- SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finds Next Shakespeare!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome 'Nashville' star and Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rent, High Fidelity,The Full Monty) as 'Shakespeare' on Monday, July 18. (more...)

Sweet Sorrow Indeed! Christian Borle Departs SOMETHING ROTTEN! July 16thSweet Sorrow Indeed! Christian Borle Departs SOMETHING ROTTEN! July 16th
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

No replacement has been announced for the two-time Tony-winner as the rock star William Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rob McClure in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!Photo Flash: First Look at Rob McClure in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has officially welcomed Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Rob McClure to its company as 'Nick Bottom.' Check out a first look at McClure on stage below! (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This SummerJosh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance, Rob McClure! Tony Nominee Will Succeed Brian d'Arcy James in SOMETHING ROTTEN!Welcome to the Renaissance, Rob McClure! Tony Nominee Will Succeed Brian d'Arcy James in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Rob McClure (Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off) as "Nick Bottom" the first week of June when he assumes the role from Brian d'Arcy James, who will play his final performance on Sunday, May 29. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters. (more...)

Bid To Meet Brian d'Arcy James at SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Support New York PopsBid To Meet Brian d'Arcy James at SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Support New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Meet the Bottom who's heading for the top with a new auction from Charitybuzz. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway with Series of Bard-Centric EventsSOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway with Series of Bard-Centric Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its first year on Broadway with a series of events next weekend in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616. (more...)

VIDEO: How Many Broadway Hits Can You Spot In SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s 'A Musical'?VIDEO: How Many Broadway Hits Can You Spot In SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s 'A Musical'?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

A new video of the Broadway showstopper highlights the musical theatre classics referenced. (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Today!Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Today!
by Alan Henry - Mar 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten today, Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Tomorrow!Celebrate One Year of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Eric Sciotto During a Twitter Takeover Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - Mar 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld is getting rotten on Wednesday, March 23 when Eric Sciotto from SOMETHING ROTTEN takes over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld! Live from inside the St. James Theatre, Eric will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the iconic Broadway show. (more...)

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