Broadway’s hilarious new smash, ‘Something Rotten!’ makes Nashville debut June 27- July 2
Tickets on sale Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The completely original new musical “Something Rotten!,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner, Tony Award nominee, and Nashville’s own Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author and Tony nominee John O’Farrell, makes its Music City debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall June 27-July 2, 2017.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
From the director of “Aladdin” and co-director of “The Book of Mormon” and the producer of “Rent,” “Avenue Q” and “In the Heights,” this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star 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!
With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's “Something Rotten!,” "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!" (Time Out New York)
“We are exceptionally proud to close out this year’s unforgettable Broadway season presenting an original new musical with ties to Music City,” says Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “Nashville’s own Wayne Kirkpatrick, who has written songs for Eric Clapton and Little Big Town, is one of the talented members of this creative team who brought this fresh, witty, clever show to fruition. ‘Something Rotten!’ is bound to become one of the best modern musical comedies, and I can’t wait to share it with our Broadway community.”
The New York production opened in April 2015 with the National Tour launching in January 2017. Three Broadway principals are reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as Bea, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Autumn Hurlbert as Portia, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.
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), Steve Bebout (associate director) and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.
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!
If You Go:
June 27- July 2, 2017
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
“Something Rotten!” is the eighth production featured in the 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season, and is presented locally by Compass Executives: Nashville Management Group. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at LWard@TPAC.org or 615-782-4077.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.