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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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Bottoms Up: Backstage at the Something Rotten! Tour with Rob McClure, Episode 17: Happy Endings
Bottoms Up
Bottoms Up: Backstage at the Something Rotten! Tour with Rob McClure, Episode 17: Happy Endings
Watch Something Rotten!'s Adam Pascal Perform 'Hard to Be the Bard'
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Watch Something Rotten!'s Adam Pascal Perform 'Hard to Be the Bard'
Exclusive! See Adam Pascal in Something Rotten!
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Exclusive! See Adam Pascal in Something Rotten!
Adam Pascal Begins Performances in Something Rotten!
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Adam Pascal Begins Performances in Something Rotten!
Adam Pascal Is Something Rotten!'s New Shakespeare
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Adam Pascal Is Something Rotten!'s New Shakespeare
Eric Sciotto Dons the Bard's Leather Codpiece in Rotten!
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Eric Sciotto Dons the Bard's Leather Codpiece in Rotten!
Eric Sciotto Will Temporarily Star in Something Rotten!
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Eric Sciotto Will Temporarily Star in Something Rotten!
Something Rotten! Stars Rob McClure & Will Chase Talk Codpieces, Muppets & More
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Something Rotten! Stars Rob McClure & Will Chase Talk Codpieces, Muppets & More
Something Rotten! Sets Broadway Closing Date
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Something Rotten! Sets Broadway Closing Date
Something Rotten!'s Cast Gets Welcomed to the Renaissance
Broadway Ink
Something Rotten!'s Cast Gets Welcomed to the Renaissance
Something Rotten!’s Leslie Kritzer Reflects On the Roles She Nailed, Won’t Live Down and More
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Something Rotten!’s Leslie Kritzer Reflects On the Roles She Nailed, Won’t Live Down and More
Something Rotten! Star Will Chase on Showing Off His Gym Bod, Smash, Nashville & More
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Something Rotten! Star Will Chase on Showing Off His Gym Bod, Smash, Nashville & More
Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Catherine Brunell of Something Rotten!
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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Catherine Brunell of Something Rotten!
Exclusive! See Will Chase in Something Rotten!'s
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Exclusive! See Will Chase in Something Rotten!'s
Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Josh Grisetti of Something Rotten!
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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Josh Grisetti of Something Rotten!
Will Chase & More Begin Performances in Something Rotten!
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Will Chase & More Begin Performances in Something Rotten!
Something Rotten! Standout Heidi Blickenstaff Heads to Susan Blackwell's Place for Puppies & Pics
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Something Rotten! Standout Heidi Blickenstaff Heads to Susan Blackwell's Place for Puppies & Pics
Will Chase to Take Over for Christian Borle in Rotten!
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Will Chase to Take Over for Christian Borle in Rotten!
Something Rotten! Welcomes Rob McClure to the Renaissance
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Something Rotten! Welcomes Rob McClure to the Renaissance
Rob McClure Starts Performances in Something Rotten!
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Rob McClure Starts Performances in Something Rotten!
Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Set for Something Rotten!
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Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Set for Something Rotten!
Something Rotten! Star John Cariani on Anxiety, Scoffing at Shakespeare & More
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Something Rotten! Star John Cariani on Anxiety, Scoffing at Shakespeare & More
The Fans Have Spoken! Christian Borle's Most Eggcellent Roles, Ranked!
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The Fans Have Spoken! Christian Borle's Most Eggcellent Roles, Ranked!
Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Your Favorite Christian Borle Roles
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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Your Favorite Christian Borle Roles
Rob McClure Will Join Broadway's Something Rotten!
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Rob McClure Will Join Broadway's Something Rotten!
A Selfie-Snapping Shakespeare & More Make Our Latest Hot Shot Roundup!
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A Selfie-Snapping Shakespeare & More Make Our Latest Hot Shot Roundup!
Happy Birthday, Something Rotten! The 10 Stages of Putting on a Musical
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Happy Birthday, Something Rotten! The 10 Stages of Putting on a Musical
Go Behind the Scenes of the Hit Musical Comedy Something Rotten!
Behind the Scenes
Go Behind the Scenes of the Hit Musical Comedy Something Rotten!
Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Edward Hibbert
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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Edward Hibbert
B'way Faves Andrew Samonsky & Kate Reinders Get Engaged
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B'way Faves Andrew Samonsky & Kate Reinders Get Engaged
See Edward Hibbert & Andre Ward Decked Out in Something Rotten!
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See Edward Hibbert & Andre Ward Decked Out in Something Rotten!
Rotten! Standout Kate Reinders on Boozy Brainstorming, Playing Cheno's Sister & Getting Over McConaughey
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Rotten! Standout Kate Reinders on Boozy Brainstorming, Playing Cheno's Sister & Getting Over McConaughey
Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders
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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders
Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Brad Oscar
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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Something Rotten!'s Brad Oscar
Andre Ward Enlisted for Something Rotten! on Broadway
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Andre Ward Enlisted for Something Rotten! on Broadway
Bottom on Top! Eight Pics of Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James Winning a SAG Award!
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Bottom on Top! Eight Pics of Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James Winning a SAG Award!
Brian d'Arcy James on Awards Show Highs, Meeting Hillary & More
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Brian d'Arcy James on Awards Show Highs, Meeting Hillary & More
David Beach Will Join Something Rotten! on Broadway
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David Beach Will Join Something Rotten! on Broadway
Christian Borle on Tony Wins, White House Visits & Smashing Dream Roles
One on One
Christian Borle on Tony Wins, White House Visits & Smashing Dream Roles
Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders Shows Us Her Favorite Things
My Space
Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders Shows Us Her Favorite Things
Welcome to the Renaissance, Zachary Quinto & Clay Aiken!
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Welcome to the Renaissance, Zachary Quinto & Clay Aiken!
Michael Keaton Returns to the St. James to Catch Something Rotten!
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Michael Keaton Returns to the St. James to Catch Something Rotten!
Edward Hibbert Enlisted for Something Rotten! on B'way
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Edward Hibbert Enlisted for Something Rotten! on B'way
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James
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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James
Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' Rages On & More
Odds and Ends
Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' Rages On & More
Hot Shot! See Melissa Rivers & Sally Field Get Eggy with It at Something Rotten!
Hot Shot
Hot Shot! See Melissa Rivers & Sally Field Get Eggy with It at Something Rotten!
Renaissance Woman, Ep 8: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Rocks the Stage Door
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 8: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Rocks the Stage Door
Renaissance Woman, Ep 7: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Takes Orders
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 7: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Takes Orders
Renaissance Woman, Ep 6: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Takes a Day Off
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 6: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Takes a Day Off
Renaissance Woman, Ep 5: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Chats Up Brian d'Arcy James
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 5: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Chats Up Brian d'Arcy James
Renaissance Woman, Ep 4: Something Rotten!'s Blickenstaff & Borle Challenge You
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 4: Something Rotten!'s Blickenstaff & Borle Challenge You
Photos! Something Rotten! Star Christian Borle Gets Sardi's Caricature
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Photos! Something Rotten! Star Christian Borle Gets Sardi's Caricature
Renaissance Woman, Ep 3: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Gets Steamed
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 3: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Gets Steamed
Renaissance Woman, Episode 2! Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle & More!
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Episode 2! Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle & More!
Watch First Trailer for Spotlight, Starring Brian d’Arcy James & More
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Watch First Trailer for Spotlight, Starring Brian d’Arcy James & More
Renaissance Woman, Ep 1: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Celebrates 100 Shows
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Ep 1: Something Rotten!'s Heidi Blickenstaff Celebrates 100 Shows
Photos! The Cast of Something Rotten! Celebrates 100 Performances
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Photos! The Cast of Something Rotten! Celebrates 100 Performances
Six Rotten! Moments with Christian Borle from Our 'Hard to Be the Bard' Music Video
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Six Rotten! Moments with Christian Borle from Our 'Hard to Be the Bard' Music Video
Exclusive Video! Christian Borle Takes the Strut to the Streets in
Music Video
Exclusive Video! Christian Borle Takes the Strut to the Streets in "Hard to Be the Bard"
Photos! Jon Hamm Joins the Something Rotten! Renaissance
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Photos! Jon Hamm Joins the Something Rotten! Renaissance
Something Rotten! Gals Kate Reinders & Heidi Blickenstaff on Candy Penis Necklaces & More
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Something Rotten! Gals Kate Reinders & Heidi Blickenstaff on Candy Penis Necklaces & More
Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger
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Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger
Photos! Billy Crystal Visits the Renaissance with the Cast of Something Rotten!
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Photos! Billy Crystal Visits the Renaissance with the Cast of Something Rotten!
Why Wasn't Something Rotten! Nominee Christian Borle Invited to the Last Supper?
2015 Tony Nominee Secrets
Why Wasn't Something Rotten! Nominee Christian Borle Invited to the Last Supper?
Something Rotten! Nominee Brian d'Arcy James Knows When to Leave
2015 Tony Nominee Secrets
Something Rotten! Nominee Brian d'Arcy James Knows When to Leave
Exclusive! Fall Hard for the Bard in the Recording Studio with Something Rotten!
Behind the Scenes
Exclusive! Fall Hard for the Bard in the Recording Studio with Something Rotten!
Brad Oscar Wants Vodka Backstage at Something Rotten!
2015 Tony Nominee Secrets
Brad Oscar Wants Vodka Backstage at Something Rotten!
Behind the Music of Something Rotten! with Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Behind the Music
Behind the Music of Something Rotten! with Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Something Rotten! Will Launch National Tour
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Something Rotten! Will Launch National Tour
Rita Moreno Gets the Star Treatment at Something Rotten!
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Rita Moreno Gets the Star Treatment at Something Rotten!
Exclusive Photos! Hang Out Backstage with the Cast of Something Rotten!
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Exclusive Photos! Hang Out Backstage with the Cast of Something Rotten!
Which Credit Does Something Rotten! Nominee Casey Nicholaw Keep Out of His Bio?
2015 Tony Nominee Secrets
Which Credit Does Something Rotten! Nominee Casey Nicholaw Keep Out of His Bio?
Dresser Jack Scott on His Bond with Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James
Quick Change Artists
Dresser Jack Scott on His Bond with Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James
Something Rotten! Star Christian Borle Reveals Secrets of His Codpiece
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Something Rotten! Star Christian Borle Reveals Secrets of His Codpiece
Tony Nominee Something Rotten! Eyeing West End Bow
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Tony Nominee Something Rotten! Eyeing West End Bow
Photos! See the Cast of Something Rotten! in the Recording Studio
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Photos! See the Cast of Something Rotten! in the Recording Studio
Photos! Bernadette Peters & More Join the Something Rotten! Renaissance
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Photos! Bernadette Peters & More Join the Something Rotten! Renaissance
See the Magic of Gregg Barnes' Something Rotten! Costumes
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See the Magic of Gregg Barnes' Something Rotten! Costumes
Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James on Cracking Up, Smash & More
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Something Rotten! Star Brian d'Arcy James on Cracking Up, Smash & More
Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Marries Nicholas Rohlfing
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Something Rotten!’s Heidi Blickenstaff Marries Nicholas Rohlfing
Rock Out in Iambic Pentameter With a Performance from Something Rotten!
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Rock Out in Iambic Pentameter With a Performance from Something Rotten!
Opening Night Video! Something Rotten! Arrives on B'way
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Opening Night Video! Something Rotten! Arrives on B'way
Photos! Celebrate a Splashy Opening Night with the Cast of Something Rotten!
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Photos! Celebrate a Splashy Opening Night with the Cast of Something Rotten!
Video! See Clips of Something Rotten!
Show Clips
Video! See Clips of Something Rotten!
New Photos of the Broadway Musical Comedy Something Rotten!
First Look
New Photos of the Broadway Musical Comedy Something Rotten!
Something Rotten! Officially Opens on the Great White Way
Broadway Ink
Something Rotten! Officially Opens on the Great White Way
Something Rotten! Will Release a Cast Recording
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Something Rotten! Will Release a Cast Recording
Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders to Broadcast Live on Periscope for Opening Night
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Something Rotten!'s Kate Reinders to Broadcast Live on Periscope for Opening Night
Exclusive! Clown Around with the Comedy Kings of Something Rotten!
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Exclusive! Clown Around with the Comedy Kings of Something Rotten!
Photos! Bob Saget Sees Something Rotten & Hand to God
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Photos! Bob Saget Sees Something Rotten & Hand to God
Something Rotten's Christian Borle & Brian D’Arcy James Go Renaissance Chic
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Something Rotten's Christian Borle & Brian D’Arcy James Go Renaissance Chic
Photos! The Cast of Something Rotten More Welcomes You to the Renaissance
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Photos! The Cast of Something Rotten More Welcomes You to the Renaissance
Harvey Fierstein, Judd Apatow & Marin Mazzie Get a Taste of Something Rotten
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Harvey Fierstein, Judd Apatow & Marin Mazzie Get a Taste of Something Rotten
He Does WHAT in Something Rotten?! Five More Wacky Rumors About the Bard
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He Does WHAT in Something Rotten?! Five More Wacky Rumors About the Bard
Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James-Led Something Rotten! Begins Previews
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Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James-Led Something Rotten! Begins Previews
Video! Watch Broadway Hitmaker Casey Nicholaw at Work on Something Rotten
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Video! Watch Broadway Hitmaker Casey Nicholaw at Work on Something Rotten
Something Funny! Hear the Songs and Meet the Stars of Broadway's Next Big Musical
On the Scene
Something Funny! Hear the Songs and Meet the Stars of Broadway's Next Big Musical
Photos! Get a Whiff of Something Rotten Before It Arrives on Broadway
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Photos! Get a Whiff of Something Rotten Before It Arrives on Broadway
Something Rotten's Christian Borle & Kate Reinders Hang Out at Broadway.com
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Something Rotten's Christian Borle & Kate Reinders Hang Out at Broadway.com
Tix Now Available to See Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James in Something Rotten
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Tix Now Available to See Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James in Something Rotten
John Cariani, Brad Oscar & Heidi Blickenstaff Tapped for B'way's Something Rotten
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John Cariani, Brad Oscar & Heidi Blickenstaff Tapped for B'way's Something Rotten
Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James Will Star in B'way’s Something Rotten
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Christian Borle & Brian d’Arcy James Will Star in B'way’s Something Rotten
Something Rotten Skips Seattle, Heads Straight to Broadway
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Something Rotten Skips Seattle, Heads Straight to Broadway
Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James & More Set for B'way-Aimed Something Rotten Lab
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Christian Borle, Brian D'Arcy James & More Set for B'way-Aimed Something Rotten Lab
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