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Something Rotten! Announces National Tour Route for 2017

The Shakespearean musical will welcome the rest of the country to the Renaissance.

The original Broadway cast of Something Rotten! at the St. James Theatre.
The original Broadway cast of Something Rotten! at the St. James Theatre.
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Broadway's musical comedy Something Rotten! has announced its national tour route, launching at the Boston Opera House from January 17-29, 2017, following a preview period at Proctors in Schenectady, New York, from January 10-15, 2017.

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 is now running at the St. James Theatre. Beginning June 2, the cast will stars Christian Borle as Shakespeare, Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom, Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Brad Oscar as Nostradamus, Leslie Kritzer as Bea, and Catherine Brunell as Portia.

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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