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Broadway's André Ward Joins the Cast of Something Rotten!

Ward steps in for original cast member Michael James Scott.

André Ward joins the cast of Something Rotten! tonight.

Something Rotten! has announced that Broadway veteran André Ward (Rock of Ages) will assume the roles of "Minstrel/Snug" beginning tonight, February 2, at the St. James Theatre. Ward steps in for original cast member Michael James Scott, who played his final performance with the show on January 31.

Something Rotten!, the new musical by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick, and John O'Farrell, is a tribute to musical theater set in 1590s England. It 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. Direction and choreography are by Casey Nicholaw.

The production also currently stars three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James, two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Tony Award nominee John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi, and André Ward.

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