SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare

By: Oct. 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as "William Shakespeare" beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017.

As previously announced, Will Chase played his final performance Sunday, October 9. Original Something Rotten! cast member Eric Sciotto will play the role of Shakespeare from October 11 through November 6.

Adam Pascal (Shakespeare) starred as the original Roger Davis in the Off-Broadway, Broadway and London Productions of Rent. Was the original Radames in Broadway'sAida. Starred as the final Emcee in the Roundabout's Broadway production of Cabaret. Played Huey Calhoun in Broadway's Memphis and Billy Flynn in Broadway's long running hit Chicago. Most recently played Chad in Broadway's Disaster!. Adam can be heard on numerous cast album and movie soundtracks including Rent, School of Rock and Chess Live at The Royal Albert Hall, along with Josh Groban and Idina Menzel. He has 3 solo CDs, "Model Prisoner," "Civilian" and "Blinding Light." He is the co-owner, along with his wife Cybele, of the Gluten and Allergen free packaged foods company Cybele's Free To Eat which can be found in thousands of supermarkets across the country.

The completely original new musical 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 andGolden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, is playing on Broadway at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights comes something original... something fresh... Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.

Welcome to the '90s - the 1590s - long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self... and all that jazz.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals - those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point!

Something Rotten! currently stars Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as "Nick Bottom," Tony Award nominee Will Chase as "Shakespeare," Theatre World Award winner Josh Grisetti as "Nigel Bottom," Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer as "Bea," two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar as "Nostradamus," Catherine Brunell as "Portia," David Beach as "Brother Jeremiah," Edward Hibbert as "Lord Clapham/Master of the Justice,"Gerry Vichi as "Shylock," and André Ward as "Minstrel."

The Something Rotten! first class US national tour will officially launch January 17, 2017 at The Boston Opera House.

Something Rotten! is produced by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures,CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry and Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, LAMS Productions, Winkler/DeSimone,Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, JAM Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters.

Tickets to Something Rotten! are on sale at, by calling 877-250-2929 and in person at The St. James Theatre box office (246 West 44th Street).


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