Frasier and It Shoulda Been You's Edward Hibbert to Join Something Rotten!
The stage and screen favorite joins the cast of the Shakespeare-themed tuner at the St. James Theatre.
Hibbert, recently seen in the short-lived musical It Shoulda Been You, is set to take on the roles of Lord Clapham and Master of Justice in the production. He replaces original cast member Peter Bartlett, who departs on Sunday, November 8.
A tribute to musical theater, Something Rotten! is set in 1590s England and follows Nick and Nigel Bottom, a pair of brothers 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 cast includes Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek), two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher), Tony nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers), Kate Reinders (Wicked), Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Gerry Vichi (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon).
Directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, the show features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. It was nominated for ten 2015 Tony Awards.