The national tour of the Tony-nominated musical Something Rotten! launches January 17 (with an official opening January 18) at the Boston Opera House following a preview period at Proctors in Schenectady, New York. Performances continue in Boston through January 29.
Three of the Broadway principals reprise their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare, and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. They are joined by Maggie Lakis as Bea, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Autumn Hurlbert as Portia, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.
Rounding out the ensemble are Lucy Anders, Kyle Nicholas Anderson, Kate Bailey, Daniel Beeman, Brandon Bieber, Mandie Black, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ian Campayno, Pierce Cassedy, Eric Coles, Drew Franklin, Juliane Godfrey, Leah Hofmann, Kristie Kerwin, Ralph Meitzler, Patrick John Moran, Joel Newsome, Con O'Shea-Creal, and Tonya Thompson.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! has music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and author John O'Farrell.
The itinerary includes Boston: January 17-29, 2017; Pittsburgh: January 31-February 5, 2017; St. Louis: February 7-19, 2017; Cincinnati: February 21-March 5, 2017; Tampa: March 7-12, 2017; Naples: March 14-19, 2017; Ft. Lauderdale: March 21-April 2, 2017; Durham: April 4-9, 2017; Greenville: April 11-16, 2017; Baltimore: April 18-23, 2017; Cleveland: April 25-May 14, 2017; Omaha: May 16-21, 2017; Tulsa: May 23-28, 2017; Austin: May 30-June 4, 2017; Houston: June 6-11, 2017; Dallas: June 13-25, 2017; and Nashville: June 27-July 2, 2017.
The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.
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! closed on Broadway following 742 performances.
For more information visit RottenBroadway.com.
(Updated January 17, 2017)