Something Rotten!

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Get ready for the freshest, funniest, and downright silliest comedy to hit Broadway – ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, Orpheum Theater San Fransisco presents Something Rotten! Following the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom as they struggle for recognition against the absurdly popular William Shakespeare (and in doing so create the world’s very first musical), Something Rotten! is a hilarious, absurd theatrical experience that will have you rolling in your seats!

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”Fresh and hysterical and irreverent”

– Associated Press

The brainchild of writers John O’Farrell (“Have I Got News For You”) and Karey Kirkpatrick (“James And The Giant Peach” “The Spiderwick Chronicles”) together with music by Wayne Kirkpatrick, known for his work with Little Big Town and Garth Brooks to name a few, the idea remained with the Kirkpatricks for 10 years until they joined forces with O’Farell in 2010. 5 years later, Something Rotten! was born, skipping the pre-Broadway tryout and opening at the St. James Theatre on March 1st!

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”Broadway’s funniest, splashiest, slap-happiest musical comedy in at least 400 years”

– Time Out

The musical was met with a hugely positive reception, earning 9 Tony Award nominations and winning the award for Best Actor In A Musical, and the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical out of 8 nominations! In 2016, the musical earned a further nomination – the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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””Rotten!” delivers the same sort of accessible and over-the-top laughs as “Mormon””

– NBC New York

Full of references to Shakespeare as well as contemporary musical theater, Something Rotten! pokes fun at just about everything, including itself – and it does so it the most loving, yet completely irreverent way possible. With its engaging songs and hilarious characters, you’d be hard-pressed not to love this comedy!

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