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Bio:
Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, A Christmas Story, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins. Tours: Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off-Broadway: Tin Pan Alley Rag; Our Town. Film: It Runs In The Family, The Producers. Education: Northwestern University. ... (read more)
 

Bio:
Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, A Christmas Story, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins. Tours: Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off-Broadway: Tin Pan Alley Rag; Our Town. Film: It Runs In The Family, The Producers. Education: Northwestern University. ... (read more)
Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2017, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast Ditches Bikini Bottom for the Recording Studio!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 12, 2016

Nickelodeon and Masterworks Broadway recently announced that the Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical will release a cast album following a successful run at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theater. (more...)

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL to Record Cast Album Before Swimming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Nickelodeon and Masterworks Broadway have just announced that the Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical will record a cast album August 8-11 following a successful run at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Big Night in Bikini Bottom! Broadway-Bound SPONGEBOB Musical Opens in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical just celebrated its opening last night, June 19th, at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) for its pre-Broadawy run through July 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast and creative team celebrating the big evening below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Artists Behind the Music of SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 20, 2016

BWW's Kevin Pollack was on the 'yellow' carpet to speak with some of the talented musical artists who contributed songs to the highly anticipated production (more...)

BWW Review: A Delightful Dive into THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Jun 20, 2016

Ethan Slater offers a star-making turn as everyone's favorite Sponge. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical just opened at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL), where it will run through Sunday, July 10, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Bikini Bottom! First Look at World Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical is in previews at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). Opening Night is this Sunday, June 19th. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: What's Happening in Bikini Bottom During THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL? The Creative Team Opens Up!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives set out to tell the story in the musical! (more...)

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are crafting the sets, props and more for the musical! (more...)

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives on Bringing the Characters of Bikini Bottom to the Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are bringing the characters to the stage! (more...)

World Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Extends Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have announced a one-week extension through Sunday, July 10. Performances will begin on Tuesday, June 7 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). (more...)

BWW TV: Go Behind the Scenes of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2016

Get ready world, SpongeBob is coming. The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Check out a behind the scenes look at the company in rehearsals below! (more...)

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Nets its Mr. Krabs; Complete Cast Announced for Pre-Broadway Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have set complete casting for the Chicago engagement, announcing that Carlos Lopez has joined the cast as Mr. Krabs. (more...)

Sara Bareilles, Alex Ebert & Yolanda Adams Join THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL's Songwriting Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have announced Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will contribute original songs to the show. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Exclusive First Look at Ethan Slater and Tom Higgenson Singing 'BFF' From THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the song 'BFF' below, featuring Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's)! (more...)

Welcome to Bikini Bottom! Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire & More Join Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical has announced additional casting for the Chicago engagement. Joining the cast are Gavin Lee as Squidward, Nick Blaemire as Plankton, Danny Skinner as Patrick, and additional ensemble members will include Juliane Godfrey, Jesse JP Johnson, Lauralyn McClelland and Allan K. Washington. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Artwork for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, The SpongeBob Musical just announced casting for the Chicago engagement. Ethan Slater will make his Chicago debut in the role of the iconic SpongeBob Squarepants andLilli Cooper will play SpongeBob's close friend Sandy Cheeks. The cast will also feature Gaelen Gilliland, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow. The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper & More Will Lead THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical just announced casting for the Chicago engagement. Ethan Slater will make his Chicago debut in the role of the iconic SpongeBob Squarepants and Lilli Cooper will play SpongeBob's close friend Sandy Cheeks. The cast will also feature Gaelen Gilliland, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow. (more...)

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 8/9 - 8/16/2015
by - Aug 16, 2015

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 8/9 - 8/16/2015. (more...)

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