“FRESH, IRREVERENT and HYSTERICAL!”
The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award®-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by GRAMMY® Award-winner and Tony Award® nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award® nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, comes to the Lied Center for Performing Arts April 26-27 as part of the Glenn Korff Broadway Series.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is “a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house!” (New York Post)
The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter(lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music supervision), Glen Kelly (arrangements),Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director), Brian P. Kennedy (associate music supervision) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.
This hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s Something Rotten!, “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” (Time Out New York)
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!
Something Rotten! was originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures, CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry and Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, Lams Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, JAM Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters.
Follow Something Rotten! on Twitter: @RottenBroadway, Facebook and Instagram.
This Glenn Korff Platinum Artist presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Liberty First Credit Union, Embassy Suites and Patron Friend Sponsors Matt & Clover Frederick and Bryan & Nancy Shank.
If you go: Performances are April 26 and 27 at 7:30pm and April 27 at 2:00pm. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. UNL students with a valid NCard may purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount. Children 18 and younger are eligible for half-price tickets.
About the Lied Center for Performing Arts
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is “Nebraska’s Home for the Arts.” As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lied presents the world’s most iconic artists and offers major regional, national and international performances designed to educate, inspire and entertain audiences. We offer something for everyone, including the best of Broadway, symphony orchestra, dance, music, theater and family programs. The Lied also is committed to transforming lives through the power of the arts, and nearly all visiting artists work with students in the days leading up to their performance. The Lied Center and its programs are made possible through the generous 2018/2019 season support of Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment, Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank & Trust Company. Major private patron investments support enhanced Broadway and classical music programming as well as the GK Platinum Artist Fund.
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