Broadway's Something Rotten! Announces a New Trio of Stars
Broadway veterans will take on the roles played by John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, and Kate Reinders.
Broadway's Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning July 18 as the show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Noises Off) assumes the role of Nick Bottom beginning June 2.
Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You), Leslie Kritzer (The Robber Bridegroom), and current Something Rotten! Catherine Brunell will take on the roles of Nigel Bottom, Bea, and Portia, respectively. They replace original cast members John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, and Kate Reinders.
Something Rotten!, written 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.