Friday, 1 May 2015

GOSSIP: Could Something Rotten transfer to the West End?

Earlier this week Broadway musical Something Rotten received ten Tony Award nominations and now it seems the show could transfer to the West End!

According to the Evening Standard, the musical comedy could open in London at some point in 2016.

Directed by The Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw (whose upcoming West End projects include Dreamgirls and Aladdin), Something Rotten features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. 

The time is Renaissance England, where two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, are desperate to write a hit play. But how can they when the competition is the biggest star of the era, everyone's favorite bard: William Shakespeare? So they seek out the soothsayer Nostradamus. But not the Nostradamus, his nephew Thomas, who gives our heroes a completely original idea from the future - write a play with songs. And thus, the first ever musical is born. But not without much mayhem, madness, and musical mishaps. There is indeed Something Rotten! - and it will have audiences rolling in the aisles.

The Broadway production stars Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi and Michael James Scott.

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