Following its successful world-premiere run at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theater, the Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical is recording a cast album this week for Nickelodeon and Masterworks Broadway.
“We are incredibly excited to capture this show with this cast right after our run in Chicago this summer,” said co-conceiver and director Tina Landau and orchestrator, arranger and music supervisor Tom Kitt. “We look forward to releasing the album when this cast brings The SpongeBob Musical to Broadway.”
The show ran June 7-July 10 in Chicago. Read the reviews here.
Broadway dates and theatre have not yet been announced. The musical is based on the long-running Nickelodeon cartoon series about a perpetually upbeat sponge and his friends in the undersea town of Bikini Bottom.
The SpongeBob Musical cast album will feature Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Nick Blaemire as Plankton, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Carlos Lopez as Mr. Krabs, Danny Skinner as Patrick, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow and Allan K. Washington.
The album will capture the original score, which features songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.