SOMETHING ROTTEN! When Two Brothers Write a Musical about Two Brothers Writing a Musical


Boston Globe

NEW YORK — In the cheeky Renaissance England of “Something Rotten!,” the Broadway musical-comedy whose national tour kicks off at the Opera House beginning Tuesday for a two-week run, Shakespeare appears as a swaggering, leather-clad glam-rock god with a weakness for stealing other people’s ideas, an obsession with his own celebrity, and an ego as …

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets you Laughing at the Start


St Louis Post-Dispatch

Nick Bottom is the name of the weaver who, thanks to a little magic from a fairy named Puck, has his head replaced with the head of an ass. Because “Something Rotten!” is packed with jokes — jokes about Shakespeare’s plays and jokes about musicals — it’s practically impossible to talk about this show without …

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Aims for the Funny Bone


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rob McClure, the Tony-nominated star of the musical “Chaplin,” stars as Nick Bottom, who with his brother Nigel (Josh Grisetti) are struggling playwrights trying everything to upstage their chief rival — an infuriating guy named William Shakespeare (“Rent’s” Adam Pascal), the rock star of Elizabethan England. Messrs. McClure, Grisetti and Pascal were on the Broadway …

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Show Us the Way! Go Behind the Scenes of the National Tour of Something Rotten!


Broadway.com

Welcome to the touring Renaissance! Tag along with star Josh Grisetti and get an exclusive backstage sneak peek at the touring production of Something Rotten!.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! ‘Ready For That Big Number’: Watch Blake Hammond Become Nostradamus for the Something Rotten! Tour


Broadway.com

Spend time backstage at the touring production of Something Rotten! with Blake Hammond, the stage favorite who plays the scene-stealing Nostradamus.

“A BIG, FAT HIT!”

– New York Post

“SOMETHING ROTTEN! is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!”

– New York Magazine

“SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT! Delivers the LONGEST AND LOUDEST LAUGHS! You couldn't ask for a more satisfying show.”

– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“HILARIOUS! TOTALLY FRESH, SMART AND SASSY.”

– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The FUNNIEST THING since THE BOOK OF MORMON”

– AP

“YEP, THIS IS A BLOCKBUSTER! Broadway hits have a white-hot energy: everything clicks into place, the actors are firing on all cylinders — and the audience knows it’s watching something special. NOW, THAT SOMETHING SPECIAL IS SOMETHING ROTTEN!: a DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING new musical comedy that BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE!”

–New York Post

“I HAVE NEVER HAD A BETTER TIME ON BROADWAY! ”

– New York Observer

“FRESH, IRREVERENT and HYSTERICAL!”

– AP

“MUSICAL NIRVANA!”

– THE WRAP

“INGENIOUS! OUTRAGEOUS! IRRESISTIBLE!”

Variety

“FAR FROM ROTTEN, IT’S AWESOME!”

– AP

“The MOST ORIGINAL, FUNNIEST SHOW OF THE SEASON!”

– Joan Hamburg, ABC Radio

“A HOWLING BROADWAY SMASH!”

– New Jersey Newsroom

“SOMETHING ROTTEN! has just about THE ALL-TIME GREATEST STAGED NUMBER IN THE HISTORY OF MUSICAL COMEDY!”

– New Jersey Newsroom

“SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an EXPLOSION OF MUSICAL JOY!”

– NPR

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