SpongeBob SquarePants Celebrates 100 Shows in a Pineapple Under the Sea
The Broadway musical, based on the hit Nickelodeon show, continues performances at the Palace Theatre.
Broadway's favorite sea sponge celebrated 100 performances on Broadway on Friday, March 2, at the Palace Theatre. Led by director Tina Landau, the production celebrated its centennial performance with the audience and with the company at a backstage party.
Written by Kyle Jarrow, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, and based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants is described as follows: "Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage."
The cast of SpongeBob SquarePants features Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton.
The ensemble includes Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse J.P. Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Jai'len Christine Li Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, J.C. Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan K. Washington, Brynn Williams, Matt Wood, and Tom Kenny as the French Narrator.
SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, and T.I., and a song by David Bowie and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.