The critically acclaimed musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, opened on Broadway April 22, 2015, the day before Shakespeare's assumed birthday, April 23, 1564, at the St. James Theatre.
The musical comedy, according to press notes, “tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar 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!”
Something Rotten! has 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.
Upon closing, the production, which was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, played 742 performances.
A national tour of the musical launched last year; for more information visit rottenbroadway.com.
Look back at photos of the show below: