Bringing cartoons to Broadway, Bikini Bottom hits the main stage in a few months. Debuting in Chicago in 2016 as The SpongeBob Musical opens at the Palace Theater in December. The show, a first for Nickelodeon, will have songs written by a plethora of famous musicians.
Singers and songwriters such as Sara Bareilles, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper and They Might Be Giants will write the songs. Also, John Legend and Steven Tyler are set to write songs for the musical as well.
Spongebob Hits Broadway Dec. 4
The SpongeBob booking pushes back eager remodel plans. However, remodeling the stage will leave the Palace out of commission for a few years. As of now, there are no dates for the remodeling. The hit television show, now musical, will titillate fans of the show from all ages. The second film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, was the top-earning film the week it opened.
As yet, getting those group to turn up on Broadway will probably require a vigilant advertising push by makers. Indeed, even with another title all the more accurately by the TV appear, the show’s interpretation of a dreamlike enlivened world in which human performers play remote ocean animals without the advantage of puppets could demonstrate an obstacle for potential ticket buyers to wrap their heads around.
The show’s storyline, in a book composed by Kyle Jarrow, fixates on a fountain of liquid magma that debilitates the undersea town of Bikini Bottom and everybody who lives in it. The lead players in the Chicago cast will stay in place for Broadway, with Ethan Slater, playing the easy wipe of the title, lead a group that additionally incorporates Gavin Lee, Lilli Cooper, and Danny Skinner.
The show will include an original group of Broadway regulars that includes music manager Tom Kitt Next to Normal and choreographer Christopher Gatelli. The musical will be produced by Nickelodeon with the Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks, and Kelp on the Road, SpongeBob SquarePants starts sneak peaks Nov. 6 before opening Dec. 4.