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Something Rotten! - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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The time is Renaissance England, where two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, are desperate to write a hit play. But how can they when the competition is the biggest star of the era, everyone's favorite bard: William Shakespeare? So they seek out the soothsayer Nostradamus. But not the Nostradamus, his nephew Thomas, who gives our heroes a completely original idea from the future - write a play with songs. And thus, the first ever musical is born. But not without much mayhem, madness, and musical mishaps. There is indeed Something Rotten! - and it will have audiences rolling in the aisles.

Schedule

Running Time:

Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

St. James Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
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Featured Reviews For Something Rotten!


‘Something Rotten!’ Plays The Bard Card In Broadway Merriment – Review - Deadline
Something Rotten! revels in its silliness while delivering such a nonstop blitzkrieg of production numbers, each out-doing the one before, that you hardly notice how much you've fallen in love with the Bottom bros...It's entirely possible that I would have had a different reaction had not the show given us the exuberant D'Arcy James in his best role ever...Ditto Borle....The book is jam-packed with outrageous puns, bad jokes and inside references to Shakespeare and Broadway, and in that the show is like the much-missed series Forbidden Broadway, but on steroids...One surefire combination in the art of producing for Broadway is the ability to make audiences feel smart -- but not outsmarted -- and giddy at the same time...Anyone who can pull off jabs at Cats and Les Miz at this late hour has tapped into something, you know, not rotten -- and the best tonic I can imagine for this endless winter season.

‘Something Rotten!’ Review: Throw Out Your Shakespeare - Wall Street Journal
"Something Rotten!" is a Mel Brooks-style Elizabethan-era backstage spoof...Alas...Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick have blown it up to 21/2 half hours by inserting 15 mostly comic songs, none of whose lyrics are sharp enough to penetrate their targets...The cast is resolutely lively, and Casey Nicholaw has staged "Something Rotten!" with enough punch to partially conceal the thinness of the material. Nevertheless, this one's for backward sophomores only.


 

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by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2017
There's also nothing as amazing as capturing the final Broadway curtain call of a beloved show for the whole world to see. 
by Nora Dominick - January 1, 2017
Before we bid farewell to Something Rotten! BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite videos from its magical and hilarious run. Check them out below!
by Stage Tube - December 31, 2016
Turns out, whether you're living in America at the end of the millennium, or at the end of the Renaissance, it's all about the material goods, and Shylock Productions has released a new music video to remind us all. Accompanied by traditional Renaissance instruments, such as the lute and the recorder, Adam Pascal, Josh Grisetti, and Rob McClure (who currently star in the musical as Shakespeare and the Bottom brothers) give the popular RENT anthem, What You Own an old-new twist. 
by Dylan Shaffer - December 27, 2016
The Renaissance is vibrant, new, and alive in Something Rotten!, a fantastic and 'very new' musical redolent of the great works of theatre past. The show will have you laughing, crying, and quite possibly giving a standing ovation - in the middle of an act.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 11, 2016
The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.
by Nicole Rosky - November 17, 2016
Producer Kevin McCollum  just announced casting for the National Tour of Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony-Award nominated smash hit musical comedy. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom.
by Nicole Rosky - November 7, 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 tonight, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017.
by Nicole Rosky - October 15, 2016
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, 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.
by Nicole Rosky - October 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.
by Nicole Rosky - October 4, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- will depart the show on October 9, and will be replaced temporarily by understudy Eric Sciotto. Sciotto will assume the role through October 23. A permanent replacement has not yet been announced.
by Behind the Curtain - October 3, 2016
One of Broadway's greatest clowns, two time Tony nominee Brad Oscar, swings by Shetler to kibbitz with Rob & Kevin about his amazing career on Broadway.
by Joseph F. Panarello - September 27, 2016
The SOMETHING ROTTEN star discusses his show as well as his visit with the Supreme Being
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2016
Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement.
by A.A. Cristi - September 15, 2016
The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy 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 will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances.
by Michael Dale - August 25, 2016
After making his initial Broadway appearances in ASPECTS OF LOVE and JEKYLL & HYDE, Brad Oscar's breakthrough Tony-nominated performance as demanding playwright Franz Liebkind in THE PRODUCERS helped make him one of musical theatre's most sought-after funnymen.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 11, 2016
This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Something Rotten!, including: Catherine Brunell, Will Chase, Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer,Rob McClure, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Max Clayton, Eric Giancola, David Hibbard, Jenny Hill,Leah Hofmann, Aaron Kaburick, Tari Kelly, Beth Johnson Nicely, Brian Olgilvie, Aleks Pevec,Eric Sciotto, and Marisha Wallace. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'God, I Hate Shakespeare,' 'Right Hand Man,' 'I Love the Way,' and 'Will Power.'
by Michael Dale - August 9, 2016
Though Will Chase is currently making 'em swoon as the rock star bard, his mug is put to good use in a clever Elizabethan resume.
by Michael Dale - August 8, 2016
Earlier the summer, the SOMETHING ROTTEN! star made his New York solo concert debut.
by Michael Dale - August 3, 2016
The new SOMETHING ROTTEN! star talks about making the role his own, his "Game of Thrones" fandom and seeing the first West End preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.

Something Rotten! Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Something Rotten! have their been?
Something Rotten! has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has Something Rotten! been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Karey Kirkpatrick, Best Book of a Musical for John O'Farrell, Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Gregg Barnes, Best Direction of a Musical for Casey Nicholaw, Best Orchestrations for Larry HochmanBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Wayne Kirkpatrick and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Karey Kirkpatrick.

What other awards has Something Rotten! been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John O'Farrell, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Karey Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Wayne Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Karey Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Brian d'Arcy James, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Christian Borle, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeff CroiterOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott Pask.

What productions of Something Rotten! have their been?
Something Rotten! has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2015 and US Tour which opened in 2017.

What awards has Something Rotten! been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John O'Farrell, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Karey Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Wayne Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Karey Kirkpatrick, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Brian d'Arcy James, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Christian Borle, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten!, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeff CroiterOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott Pask.

What is the order of songs in Something Rotten! and what's the order?
Welcome to the Renaissance
God, I Hate Shakespeare
Right Hand Man
God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)
A Musical
The Black Death
I Love the Way
Will Power
Bottom's Gonna Be On Top
Welcome to the Renaissance (Reprise)
Hard To Be The Bard
It's Eggs!
We See The Light
To Thine Own Self
Right Hand Man (Reprise)
Something Rotten! / Make an Omelette
To Thine Own Self (Reprise)
Finale