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Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!

by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

Comedy
Critically-Acclaimed

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Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!





Featuring Shakespeare himself as a Renaissance rockstar and the Bottom brothers as struggling playwrights, this musical comedy depicts the creation of the very first musical.


Story:

Nick and Nigel Bottom struggle mightily to make a name for themselves with the cocky celebrity, William Shakespeare, hogging all the literary glory in Elizabethan London. To get an edge, they consult a soothsayer and learn that the future of theatre is the Broadway musical. As they attempt to create a brand new work with singing, dancing, and acting (sometimes all at the same time!) and win some fame for themselves, they discover that success is about more than just churning out blockbusters.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Wayne Kirkpatrick

Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Karey Kirkpatrick

Librettist

Librettist
John O'Farrell



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 22, 2015
Total Performances
742
Original Cast
Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Michael James Scott, Gerry Vichi, Eric Giancola, Linda Griffin, David Hibbard, Jenny Hill, Stacey Todd Holt, Beth Johnson Nicely, Aaron Kaburick, Austin Lesch, Aleks Pevec, Angie Schworer, Eric Sciotto, Brian Shepard, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Ryan VanDenBoom, Marisha Wallace, Bud Weber
Director
Casey Nicholaw
Choreographer
Casey Nicholaw
Producer
Kevin McCollum
Musical Director
Phil Reno
Orchestrations
Larry Hochman
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design
Natasha Katz
Sound Design
Peter Hylenski





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Merchandise

Merchandise




2016 Grammy Award Nominations

Best Musical Theater Album

2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Christian Borle
Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Brian d'Arcy James
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Brad Oscar
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
Best Choreography
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Christian Borle
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brian d'Arcy James
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Brad Oscar
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations

2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Christian Borle
Distinguished Performance Award - Brian D'Arcy James

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Score
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Christian Borle
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brian d’Arcy James
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - John Cariani
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Heidi Blickenstaff

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