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Something Rotten!
Something Rotten!, St. James Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Something Rotten!

St. James Theatre

2hrs, 20mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

Visit the Renaissance in this hilarious musical about the Bottom Brothers, who are desperate to write a hit play in the shadow of "The Bard."

Theater Info

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Mar 23, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
Jan 01, 2017

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for Something Rotten!


for Something Rotten!


for Something Rotten!

Set in the 1590s, 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 theater 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.


for Something Rotten!

Ingenious, outrageous and irresistible!

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

Yep, this is a blockbuster! A deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house!

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Post

Fresh, irreverent and hysterical! Easily the funniest thing to arrive on Broadway since 'The Book of Mormon!'

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press


for Something Rotten!
Nick Bottom
Nigel Bottom
Josh Grisetti
William Shakespeare
Brad Oscar
Catherine Brunell
Brother Jeremiah
David Beach
Lord Clapham/Judge
Edward Hibbert
Gerry Vichi
Andre Ward


for Something Rotten!
Music and Lyrics
Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick
Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Director and Choreographer
Casey Nicholaw
Set Designer
Scott Pask
Costume Designer
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Larry Hochman