The Great White Way is getting a Bikini Bottom makeover. A musical based on the popular Nickelodeon animated show will open on Broadway at The Palace Theatre this fall. Preview performances of SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical begin Monday, November 6 with an official opening on Monday, December 4.
“We could not be more thrilled to bring Nickelodeon’s iconic SpongeBob SquarePants to the theater in an original musical conceived specifically for Broadway. We are also incredibly honored to be in such a gorgeous house as The Palace, where audiences will be immersed in the fun and surprising world of Bikini Bottom.” – President of the Nickelodeon Group, Cyma Zarghami via Broadway World
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 move to Broadway follows a critically-lauded run in Chicago during Summer 2016. The cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick. The full cast will be announced at a later date.
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