Something Rotten! Welcomes André Ward to the Cast Tonight

News   Something Rotten! Welcomes André Ward to the Cast Tonight
 
André Ward, whose Broadway credits include Rock of Ages and Xanadu, assumes the roles of Minstrel/Snug in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy Something Rotten! beginning Feb. 2 at The St. James Theatre.

Ward replaces original cast member Michael James Scott, who played his final performance Jan. 31.

Something Rotten! has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The latter collaborated on the musical's book with John O'Farrell.

Helmed by Tony Award-winning Aladdin and The Book of Mormon director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! earned ten 2015 Tony Award nominations, including Best Score and Best Musical.

André Ward
André Ward

Here's how the musical is billed: "Welcome to the '90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as 'The Bard.' When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!"

Tickets are available by visiting telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The St. James Theatre is located at 246 West 44th Street.

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