SOMETHING ROTTEN to Crack Up Providence

SOMETHING ROTTEN to Crack Up Providence

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, opens at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 15 - 20, 2018. In Providence, Something Rotten! is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

Tickets are on sale at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $88 - $41; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 10A - 5P; Saturday, 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

Groups of 15+ may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or phiatt@ppacri.org to order group tickets.

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! comes to Providence, RI with three principal cast members direct from Broadway: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare, and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom.

The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as Bea, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Autumn Hurlbertas Portia, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.

Rounding out the ensemble are Lucy Anders, Kyle Nicholas Anderson, Kate Bailey, Daniel Beeman,Mandie Black, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ian Campayno, Eric Coles, Drew Franklin, Luke Hamilton, Cameron Hobbs, Patrick John Moran, Tony Neidenbach, Joel Newsome, David Rossetti, Kaylin Seckel, Sarah Quinn Taylor, Tonya Thompson, and Emily Trumble.

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), Steve Bebout (associate director), and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's Something Rotten! ... "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)!

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!

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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