Tony Contender Something Rotten! Surpasses $1 Million at Box Office

News   Tony Contender Something Rotten! Surpasses $1 Million at Box Office
 
Something Rotten!, the original Broadway musical comedy that is among the Tony Award contenders for Best Musical, surpassed the million dollar mark at the box office for the first time since previews began March 23 at the St. James Theatre.

Produced by Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum, Something Rotten! has consistently increased its weekly box-office take since previews began, finally hitting $1,064,165 for the week ending May 24.

The comedy, which is packed with musical theatre references and show-stopping moments, is helmed by Tony Award-winning Aladdin and The Book of Mormon director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw. Something Rotten! has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick.The book is by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell.

The musical earned ten Tony Award nominations, including Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Musical. Stars Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James and Brad Oscar were also nominated.

Something Rotten! opened to strong critical reviews April 22. Read them here.

Tony winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Legally Blonde, Little Me, "Smash") and Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Next to Normal, Titanic, "Smash") lead a cast that also features Tony Award nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers), Kate Reinders (Wicked), Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Peter Bartlett (Cinderella), Gerry Vichi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon). The ensemble includes Eric Giancola (The Book of Mormon), Linda Griffin (The Drowsy Chaperone), David Hibbard (Elf), Jenny Hill (Spamalot), Stacey Todd Holt (Rocky), Courtney Iventosch (Wicked), Aaron Kaburick (Motown), Austin Lesch (Violet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Bullets Over Broadway), Aleks Pevec (Aladdin), Angie Schworer (Big Fish), Eric Sciotto (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Brian Shepard (Young Frankenstein), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Sister Act), Ryan VanDenBoom (Annie), Matt Wall (Annie), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin) and Bud Weber (Aladdin).

The creative team 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.

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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