Casting is set for the upcoming national tour of Broadway's Something Rotten! The production launches at the Boston Opera House January 17-29, 2017, following a preview period at Proctors in Schenectady, New York, January 10-15, 2017.
Leading the cast will be the Broadway production's three current leading men, Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare, and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom, joined by Maggie Lakis (McClure's real-life wife) as Nick's onstage spouse Bea, Autumn Hurlbert as Portia, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.
The ensemble will be made up of Lucy Anders, Kyle Nicholas Anderson, Kate Bailey, Daniel Beeman, Brandon Bieber, Mandie Black, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ian Campayno, Pierce Cassedy, Eric Coles, Drew Franklin, Juliane Godfrey, Leah Hofmann, Kristie Kerwin, Ralph Meitzler, Patrick John Moran, Joel Newsome, Con O'Shea-Creal, and Tonya Thompson.
The following tour stops will include Pittsburgh: January 31-February 5, 2017; St. Louis: February 7-19, 2017; Cincinnati: February 21-March 5, 2017; Tampa: March 7-12, 2017; Naples, Florida: March 14-19, 2017; Fort Lauderdale, Florida: March 21-April 2, 2017; Durham, North Carolina: April 4-9, 2017; Greenville, North Carolina: April 11-16, 2017; Baltimore: April 18-23, 2017; Cleveland: April 25-May 14, 2017; Omaha: May 16-21, 2017; Tulsa: May 23-28, 2017; Austin: May 30-June 4, 2017; Houston: June 6-11, 2017; Dallas: June 13-25, 2017; and Nashville: June 27-July 2, 2017. Additional dates and casting to be announced at a later date.
Something Rotten! is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.
A tribute to musical theater set in 1590s England, the story follows Nick and Nigel Bottom, a pair of brothers who are desperate to write a play, but are stuck in the shadow of William Shakespeare. When they're told by a local soothsayer that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, they set out to write the world's first musical. The Broadway production ends its run on January 1.
For tickets to Something Rotten! on Broadway, click here.
For tickets to Something Rotten! at Proctors Theatre, click here.
For more information about the national tour, click here.
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