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Bio:
National tours: Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Linus), The Lightning Thief (Grover). Off-Broadway: Me the People. Regional: Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom), Footloose (Willard Hewitt), Into the Woods (Jack), Spelling Bee (Coneybear), A Funny Thing...(Hero). BFA Penn ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
National tours: Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Linus), The Lightning Thief (Grover). Off-Broadway: Me the People. Regional: Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom), Footloose (Willard Hewitt), Into the Woods (Jack), Spelling Bee (Coneybear), A Funny Thing...(Hero). BFA Penn ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: Welcome to the Renaissance! Touring SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at EJThomas Photo BWW Review: Welcome to the Renaissance! Touring SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at EJThomas
by Roy Berko - May 16, 2019

Theater history books refer to 'The Black Crook,' which opened in 1866 in New York, as the first book musical. According to 'Something Rotten!,' by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell (book) and Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics that honor should go to 'Omelette.'

BWW REVIEW: Sioux Falls Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN! to The Washington Pavilion. Photo BWW REVIEW: Sioux Falls Welcomes SOMETHING ROTTEN! to The Washington Pavilion.
by Katie Becker - Apr 24, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! kicked off a three-night run in Sioux Falls, SD Tuesday night, which just so happen to also be William Shakespeare's 454th birthday. What a great way to celebrate Shakespeare!

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC 3/1 - SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE WO Photo BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE ROUNDUP in Columbia, SC 3/1 - SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE WOLVES, and More!
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Mar 1, 2019

It's a very busy weekend for theatre in the Midlands!

Broadway Hit SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To Wilmington March 7-10 Photo Broadway Hit SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To Wilmington March 7-10
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, 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, plays The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington March 7-10, 2019. The show is part of the 2018-19 Broadway in Wilmington season, presented by Bank of America.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! (and very funny) was afoot at Broadway San Jose! Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! (and very funny) was afoot at Broadway San Jose!
by Linda Hodges - Feb 4, 2019

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a bit of fluff that's easy on the brain, but you absolutely forget your troubles and isn't that a great gift in these troubling times?

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Broadway In Louisville Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Jan 18, 2019

Something Rotten! roared into town this week. And judging from the high-energy opening night, audiences won't be lifting their noses at this hybrid Shakespeare/Musical production. The title itself is a quotation from one of Shakespeare's best-known plays and includes the ubiquitous use of exclamation points in titles of musicals. Additionally, this particular quote points to some of the plot points in the storyline.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Kentucky Center For The Arts Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 18, 2019

Louisville is going back to the Renaissance!

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 9, 2019

Something Rotten! is Something Awkwardly Awesome

Emily Kristen Morris of SOMETHING ROTTEN Tour Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow! Photo Emily Kristen Morris of SOMETHING ROTTEN Tour Takes Over Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Nov 2, 2018

Go behind the scenes of the national tour of Something Rotten! with Emily Kristen Morris as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, November 3rd! Follow along as Morris shows you her two show day while performing as Bea! Be sure to tune in tomorrow!

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Bedazzles at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Bedazzles at the Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Oct 24, 2018

SOMETHING ROTTEN! opened at Appleton's Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on October 23 and will continue to play through October 28. SOMETHING ROTTEN! offers laughs, entertaining dance numbers, and enough musical theater references to delight any fan.

BWW Review: Shakespeare Meets Musical Theater in SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Marcus Cent Photo BWW Review: Shakespeare Meets Musical Theater in SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Marcus Center
by Kelsey Lawler - Oct 17, 2018

A delightful, dazzling escape filled with corseted girls in golden tap shoes, The Bard on air guitar, and a big ol' wink to the audience before launching knowingly into any musical encore. If serious theater is your only joy, then you will find little of it here; playfulness and jokes made of delicious low-hanging fruit rule in 'Something Rotten.'

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Overture Center Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Oct 10, 2018

There's nothing rotten about Something Rotten! When the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel (Matthew Michael Janisse and Richard Spitaletta) find out that their newest play about Richard II is in direct competition with another play about the same exact thing written and directed by rock star-status-achieving Shakespeare (Matthew Baker), they scrap the entire script and seek out a new idea.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN! Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents the 10-time Tony Award¬ģ nominated, including Best-Musical, Something Rotten!-"a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house," says New York Post-onFriday, November 2, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

BWW Interview: A Sneak Peak at SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Matthew Janisse Photo BWW Interview: A Sneak Peak at SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Matthew Janisse
by Angie Stanton - Oct 8, 2018

Janisse describes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a wacky comedy--sort of a Spamalot meets Shakespeare in the Park.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To The State Theatre Photo SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes To The State Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2018

The National Tour of Something Rotten! is coming to the State Theatre on Thursday, November 1st. Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $66/$59 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by Kitchen Magic and lehighvalleylive.com +The Express-Times. Part of the Butz Celebrates Broadway Performance Series.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fisher Theatre is Campy Musical Bliss and Pure F Photo BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fisher Theatre is Campy Musical Bliss and Pure Fun
by Julie Yolles - Oct 1, 2018

Something Rotten! is anything but. With 10 Tony Award nominations under its codpiece, Something Rotten! is a campy spoof of Elizabethan proper meets 21st century satire with tongue-in-cheek nods to practically every musical to ever grace the Broadway stage. And it's oh-so brilliantly fun.

Madison Actor Returns Home in In National Broadway Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN Photo Madison Actor Returns Home in In National Broadway Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2018

Work Light Productions is proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, which makes its Wisconsin premiere at Overture Center Tuesday, Oct. 9-Sunday, Oct. 14. Local actor and arts administrator (Children's Theater of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, Capital City Theatre) Brian Cowing will join the national tour's ensemble.

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE Photo Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic.

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE Photo Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 3, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic.

NEWSIES Returns to New Jersey With Some of Broadway's Best Photo NEWSIES Returns to New Jersey With Some of Broadway's Best
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2018

Some of Broadway's best performers will grace the stage for Disney's Tony Award-winning musical 'NEWSIES,' at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center June 1 - 17. The acclaimed musical, which had its start at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse before heading to Broadway and a national tour, is finally returning to its roots in New Jersey.

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