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In the musical comedy Something Rotten!, which includes music and lyrics by the brothers Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, English Renaissance theatre persona William Shakespeare is exposed as an arrogant, rock star playwright. But this is not a musical that’s just about Shakespeare, it’s about musicals, Broadway, and life in the theatre. Helmed by director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Book of Mormon), Something Rotten! is a romp of a musical comedy.

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    Preview: Mar 23. 2015 Open: Apr. 22, 2015 Closed: Jan. 1, 2017
  • Something Rotten


    Nick Bottom Brian d'Arcy James Nigel Bottom John Cariani The Bard Christian Borle Nostradamus Brad Oscar Bea Heidi Blickenstaff Portia Kate Reinders Brother Jeremiah Brooks Ashmanskas Lord Clapham/Judge Peter Bartlett Shylock Gerry Vichi Minstrel Michael James Scott


    Music and Lyrics Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick Book Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw Set Designer Scott Pask Costume Designer Gregg Barnes Lighting Designer Natasha Katz Sound Designer Peter Hylenski Orchestrations Larry Hochman

    The story in Something Rotten! revolves around the Elizabethan theatre and two brothers who are desperate to create a hit show that will eclipse the glimmering achievements and overarching ego of William Shakespeare. The theatrical duo comes up with a unique idea- to create the world’s first musical. With that, this musical comedy is off and running with its story punctuated by contagious tap dancing, clever rhythms, memorable music, and fortune-telling. This is a tale for the ages, the ageless, and today’s Broadway world.
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