Something Rotten!

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Something Rotten!


Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell


The problem with being a playwright in Renaissance England is there was a certain William Shakespeare taking all the limelight. This is the quandary faced by Nick and Nigel Bottom, the two lead characters of brand new musical “Something Rotten!”, The Bottom Brothers seek out the advice of a soothsayer, who suggests that maybe they should try their hand at a play which incorporates musical numbers. Something Rotten was originally planed to open with a planned out of town run in Seattle, however with the St James Theatre available and instead receive its world premiere on Broadway.




The Reviews – Playing at  St James Theatre New York

First Preview: Mar 23, 2015
Opening Date: Apr 22, 2015
Closing Date: Open

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Christian Borle – Shakespeare

Brian d’Arcy James – Nigel Bottom


Music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
Choreographer by Casey Nicholaw


Christian Borle

Is a Tony Award-winning American actor featured in several Broadway productions. He starred as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama series Smash. Borle played Max Dettweiler in The Sound of Music Live!, which aired on December 5, 2013. Borle made his Broadway debut in 1998, understudying the role of Willard in the stage adaptation of the film Footloose. He was featured in the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, and was the dance captain and understudy of several characters for the short-lived 2002 musical Amour. In 2003 he replaced Gavin Creel in the role of Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. He married his co-star, actress Sutton Foster, who had played Millie, in September 2006.

Borle performed Monty Python’s Spamalot, in which he originated a number of roles, including Prince Herbert and the Historian. His performance earned him a 2005 Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical . He is best known on Broadway, however, for originating Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Borle was a member of the original cast in the Regional and Off-Broadway productions of Peter and the Starcatcher that ran until April 24, 2011. He reprised the role of Black Stache on Broadway in April 2012, where his performance earned him his second Tony Award nomination and first win as Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Brian d’Arcy James

Brian d’Arcy James (born June 29, 1968) is an American actor and musician. Broadway credits include playing Frederick Barrett in Titanic, Lincoln Center‘s Carousel, and Blood Brothers. Off-Broadway credits include Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party in 2000 opposite Julia Murney and Idina Menzel for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as Adam Guettel’s Floyd Collins and the Gershwin’s Pardon My English. He appeared in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, replaced Norbert Leo Butz in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and starred in The Apple Tree opposite Kristin Chenoweth.

He played the role of Dan Goodman in the new musical Next to Normal Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in 2008.[1][2] He then starred opposite Sutton Foster and Christopher Sieber as the title character in Shrek the Musical. The show began previews on Broadway November 8, 2008 and opened on December 14 at The Broadway Theatre after a tryout in Seattle.[3] For this role James won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.[4][5] He was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal. James starred as Bick in the new musical, Giant, which ran at the Public Theater from October 26 December 16, 2012. For this role James received a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.He played Banquo in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Macbeth, which began November 2013 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in November 2013.

Casey Nicholaw

Is an American theatre director, choreographer and performer. He has been nominated for Tony Awards for directing and choreographing The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), for choreographing Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005), and choreographing The Book of Mormon (2011), as well as winning for his co-direction the latter with Trey Parker. He also was nominated for the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Direction and Choreography for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), and for Outstanding Choreography for Spamalot (2005). He has been nominated for both Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for his Broadway work. As a performer, he played the role of Junior and other roles in Crazy for You (musical) (1992 – 94); played Wall Street Wolf and other roles in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994); played Gregor, Juke and other roles in Victor/Victoria (1995 – 97), played Corky, Luke and other roles in Steel Pier (1997); understudied and performed as Neville in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999); played the role of Frank Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1999 – 2000); understudied the role of Horton and other roles in Seussical (2000 -01); and played the role of Dexter, among other roles, in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 – 04). He can be heard on the cast album of most of these musicals.

Full Cast Details

Brooks Ashmanskas Brother Jeremiah
Peter Bartlett Lord Clapham
Master of the Justice
Heidi Blickenstaff Bea
Christian Borle Shakespeare
John Cariani Nigel Bottom
Brian d’Arcy James Nick Bottom
Brad Oscar Nostradamus
Kate Reinders Portia
Michael James Scott Minstrel
Gerry Vichi Shylock
Linda Griffin Ensemble
David Hibbard Ensemble
Jenny Hill Ensemble
Stacey Todd Holt Ensemble
Beth Johnson Nicely Ensemble
Aaron Kaburick Ensemble
Austin Lesch Ensemble
Aleks Pevec Ensemble
Angie Schworer Ensemble
Eric Sciotto Ensemble
Brian Shepard Ensemble
Chelsea Morgan Stock Ensemble
Ryan VanDenBoom Ensemble
Marisha Wallace Ensemble
Bud Weber Ensemble