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SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway with Series of Bard-Centric Events

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.

For certain shows and select seating areas throughout the weekend, patrons can enjoy a one-time-only $99 anniversary ticket offer using the code SR1BDAY for performances on Friday, April 22 at 8:00pm; Saturday, April 23 at 2:00pm; and Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm.

Friday, April 22 at 12:30pm - Sixth Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam

The Sixth Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam will be held on Friday, April 22 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, beginning at 12:30pm with a performance by Something Rotten! cast member Eric Sciotto. Starting at 1:00pm, the Sonnet Slam will feature 154 readers of all ages performing all 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets in numerical order. The event is free for the public to attend and is held rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.sonnetslam.com or Twitter.com/SonnetSlam.

Friday, April 22 from 6:00-6:30pm - Special In-Person $15.95 Ticket Lottery

In honor of Something Rotten!'s one-year Broadway opening night anniversary, a special ticket lottery will be held in person at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Friday, April 22, where a limited number of $15.95 tickets to that evening's 8:00pm performance will be sold to winners of the drawing. Tickets are limited to two per person. Entries will be accepted beginning at 6:00pm, with winners to be drawn at 6:30pm by a special birthday guest. Please note that the show's regular digital lottery and rush ticket policies will be suspended for Friday's performance only.

Friday, April 22, Post-Show - Record-Breaking Post-Show Surprise Photo Opportunity

Audience members at the Friday, April 22 performance will have the exclusive opportunity to be part of a special record-breaking Shakespearian photo immediately following the conclusion of the show.

Monday, April 25 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm - "Something Really Rotten - Cut Songs From The Show" at Feinstein's/54 Below - SOLD OUT!

Find out how rotten a song had to be to get cut from Something Rotten! as Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, along with the original cast of Something Rotten!, sing through the songs that got revamped, revised or rejected. They're not bitter. Okay, maybe a little. And tonight is their night to vent to a sold-out crowd at Broadway's Supper Club, Feinstein's/54 Below. For more information, please visit 54below.com/artist/something-really-rotten.

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 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, is playing on Broadway at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44 Street).

Something Rotten! currently stars three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Spotlight), two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher), Tony Award nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers), Kate Reinders (Wicked), David Beach (It's Only a Play, Fish in the Dark, Mamma Mia!), Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, "Frasier"), Gerry Vichi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and André Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu).

Something Rotten!'s ensemble features Matt Allen (Honeymoon in Vegas, The Wedding Singer), Catherine Brunell (Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Elizabeth Earley (Mary Poppins tour), Eric Giancola (The Book of Mormon), David Hibbard (Elf), Jenny Hill (Spamalot), Courtney Iventosch (Wicked tour), Aaron Kaburick (Motown The Musical), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes), Austin Lesch (Violet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Bullets Over Broadway), Brian Ogilvie (Gigi, Mary Poppins), Aleks Pevec (Aladdin), Angie Schworer (Big Fish), Eric Sciotto (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Brian Shepard (Young Frankenstein), Brendon Stimson (Honeymoon in Vegas, Newsies), Ryan VanDenBoom (Annie), Matt Wall (Annie), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin), and Bud Weber (Aladdin).

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations) and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

Photo by Joan Marcus

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