After ruling the airwaves and conquering the big screen, animated superstar SpongeBob SquarePants is heading to the stage — and bringing a couple of Aerosmith members with him.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical is due to make its Broadway bow on Nov. 6 at the Palace Theater in New York City, and in advance of the stage show’s debut, its original soundtrack recording has made its way online via NPR’s First Look series. The track listing, which you can stream at NPR, contains contributions from a varied assortment of artists — including Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, who can be heard on the song “Bikini Bottom Boogie.” Continue reading Hear Joe Perry and Steven Tyler’s ‘Bikini Bottom Boogie’ From ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical’
A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get?
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!
Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy.
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.
Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
The World Premiere of The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.
The SpongeBob Musical is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision byTom Kitt.
The SpongeBob Musical will be a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigriniand sound design by Walter Trarbach.
Following its engagement in Chicago, the musical will open on Broadway in the 2016-2017 season.