Something Rotten! musical comedy tickets Hippodrome Theatre 2017

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“Something Rotten!” musical will be performed at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD numerous times during April 2017. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!

Something Rotten! is an original musical comedy with a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Set in 1595, the story follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world, as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare.

The musical began with an idea that brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick had since the 1990s. They finally joined with John O’Farrell to write several songs and presented those songs and a treatment to the producer Kevin McCollum in 2010. The team then joined with Casey Nicholaw, who brought in several of the actors, resulting in the workshop in 2014.

Something Rotten! was expected to have a pre-Broadway tryout at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, in April 2015. However, when a Broadway theatre became available, Kevin McCollum decided to open the show without the Seattle tryout. “David Armstrong, artistic director of 5th Avenue Theater, said…that after the positive buzz surrounding the musical’s workshop in October, 2014, he and Mr. McCollum began discussing the possibility of the show bypassing Seattle in favor of Broadway.” The developmental lab took place in New York City in October 2014 with Casey Nicholaw as director and choreographer.

Something Rotten! opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in previews on March 23, 2015, and officially opened on April 22, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with the sets designed by Scott Pask, costumes by Gregg Barnes and lighting by Jeff Croiter. The Broadway production closed on January 1, 2017 after 742 performances.

The show launched a U.S. national tour in 2017. The tour began previews at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York on January 10, 2017, before officially opening at the Boston Opera House on January 17. The tour cast features Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), Adam Pascal (Shakespeare) and Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom).

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