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SpongeBob SquarePants - 2017 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world's most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, "BRILLIANT!"

"Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention" (Time Out New York) as Broadway's best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in "a party for the eyes and ears" (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe - until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The New York Times hails Ethan Slater's performance as our uber-absorbent champion, "a once-in- a-lifetime match of actor and character." Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation in SpongeBob SquarePants, a "Broadway Extravaganza" (The New Yorker), where the power of optimism really can save the world.

History:

Premiere
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: November 06, 2017
Closing:September 16, 2018

Running Time:

Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Palace Theatre (Broadway)

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Address:
1564 Broadway
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For SpongeBob SquarePants


'SpongeBob SquarePants': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
I confess I had never been drawn to linger long in Bikini Bottom, the character's underwater home. And for much of the show I was dazed by the sensory overload of Tina Landau's acid-trip production while groaning at its fusillade of cornball aquatic puns and absence of musical cohesion. But whether it wore me down like coral erosion or grew on me like algae, the show's unstinting commitment to anarchic plotting, goopy sentiment and bonkers ADHD juvenilia had me grinning like an idiot, even before I got knocked in the head with an inflated plastic orb (lawsuit pending) during the crowd-pleasing closing number.

Review: 'SpongeBob SquarePants' now swims with the Broadway sharks - Chicago Tribune
It's a lot. You may have a headache. You may be encouraged in the view that kids cable franchises are best done in arenas with actors being forced to stick their heads inside animated costumes, if they are to be done at all. I think "SpongeBob" deserved and got more, and this is a sincere endeavor to elevate his gestalt. Not every attempt at singularity works - familiar tropes in the storytelling sometimes rear up and squelch the freshness - but, in its best moments, it is very much its own thing. Proudly so.


 

SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway Cast



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by Nicole Rosky - September 16, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical will conclude its Broadway engagement at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at West 47th Street) today, September 16, 2018, due to previously planned theatre renovations beginning mid-September.
by Stephi Wild - September 2, 2018
You and a guest will receive two tickets to SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical plus an exclusive backstage tour.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 21, 2018
In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!
by Nicole Rosky - July 10, 2018
BroadwayWorld has just learned that SpongeBob SquarePants will get a new furry friend before the show takes its final Broadway bow. 
by Alan Henry - July 8, 2018
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, the critically acclaimed, award-winning new musical will conclude its Broadway engagement at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at West 47th Street) on Sunday, September 16, 2018, due to previously planned theatre renovations beginning mid-September. Early in 2019, school and youth group licensing rights will be available, with professional licensing to follow. Additionally, a North American tour will begin fall 2019 (cities, venue engagements and casting to be announced at a later date). The production, which began previews on November 6, 2017, and opened on December 4, 2017, will have played 327 regular performances and 29 previews.
by Stephi Wild - July 3, 2018
You and a guest will enjoy VIP house seats to SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway.
by Macon Prickett - June 15, 2018
Thirty-five years into one of rock's wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful legacies, The Flaming Lips enjoy yet another career first in 2018. Though The Tony Awardsmay be over, the multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning Oklahoma band are honored to have received their first-ever Tony® Award nomination in the category of 'Best Original Score' for their original composition  'Tomorrow Is' from SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical.
by Stage Tube - June 11, 2018
One of the unsung heroes of SpongeBob SquarePants' success on Broadway is the show's foley artist Mike Dobson. Providing whimsical sound effects to the zany action in Bikini Bottom, Dobson helps transport the audience at the Palace Theatre to the incredible world created by Tina Landau and her team.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2018
Watch below as Tom tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!
by Macon Prickett - June 5, 2018
Watch Ethan Slater and the cast of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THE MUSICAL bring it in a live performance of '(Just A) Simple Sponge' on The View! Check out the appearance below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 1, 2018
In the episode below, Ben heads to Bikini Bottom to try out the Tony-nominated choreography from SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, with the help of Juliane Godfrey. Can you keep up?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2018
Watch below as Tina tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2018
Watch below as Ethan Slater tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!
by Tori Hartshorn - May 4, 2018
Rounding out Today's Best of Broadway week, the 12 time Tony nominated cast of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THE MUSICAL bring it in a live performance of HERO IS MY MIDDLE NAME. Check out the appearance below!

SpongeBob SquarePants Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has SpongeBob SquarePants been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Kyle Jarrow, Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli, Best Costume Design of a Musical for David Zinn, Best Direction of a Musical for Tina Landau, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams, Best Orchestrations for Tom Kitt, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Yolanda AdamsBest Scenic Design of a Musical for David Zinn and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Walter Trarbach.

What Tony Awards has SpongeBob SquarePants won?
Best Book of a Musical for Kyle Jarrow Best Choreography for Christopher Gattelli Best Costume Design of a Musical for David Zinn Best Direction of a Musical for Tina Landau Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams Best Orchestrations for Tom Kitt Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Yolanda Adams Best Scenic Design of a Musical for David Zinn Best Sound Design of a Musical for Walter Trarbach.

What other awards has SpongeBob SquarePants been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Kitt, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Nigrini, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles G. LaPointe, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Yolanda Adams, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tom KittOutstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ethan Slater.

What other awards has SpongeBob SquarePants won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Kitt, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Nigrini Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn and Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles G. LaPointe The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Gattelli Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kyle Jarrow Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Landau Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Yolanda Adams Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tom Kitt Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ethan Slater.

What awards has SpongeBob SquarePants been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Kitt, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Nigrini, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles G. LaPointe, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Yolanda Adams, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tom KittOutstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ethan Slater.

What awards has SpongeBob SquarePants won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kyle Jarrow, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Landau, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Tom Kitt, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Nigrini Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zinn and Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles G. LaPointe The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Gattelli Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kyle Jarrow Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Christopher Gattelli Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Landau Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kevin Adams Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Yolanda Adams Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tom Kitt Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Zinn Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ethan Slater.

What productions of SpongeBob SquarePants have there been?
SpongeBob SquarePants has had 2 productions including Chicago which opened in 2016 and Broadway which opened in 2017.

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