With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
Story In this delightfully silly show set in the English Renaissance, two playwright brothers try to figure out how to best their biggest competitor: William Shakespeare. A questionably talented soothsayer informs them that the future of the theatre is in musicals, so they set out to write the first song and dance show with hilarious results.
Is It good for kids? There is a small amount of adult language and sexual innuendo in the show, but it may be best for adolescents who will understand more of the Shakespeare references (though younger kids can enjoy some of the gags.)