“Something Rotten!” Opens in Boston

Broadway principal Rob McClure (center) reprises his role as Nick Bottom in the official launch tour of "Something Rotten" at the Boston Opera House. (Photo (c) Joan Marcus)
Broadway principal Rob McClure (center) reprises his role as Nick Bottom in the official launch tour of “Something Rotten” at the Boston Opera House. (Photo (c) Joan Marcus)

Direct from Broadway, the hilarious, new and original musical “Something Rotten!” has arrived in Boston, the official launch city of the National Tour. Performances at the Boston Opera House run through January 29, as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.

“Something Rotten!” is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick.

Three Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on the 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 hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rockstar 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.

Tickets for “Something Rotten!” are currently on sale through Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787, and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Tickets will also be sold directly at the Boston Opera House Box Office, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

For more information on the Boston engagement, visit BroadwayInBoston.com or the official website at RottenBroadway.com.

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