SpongeBob SquarePants was an instant hit when it first hit Nickelodeon back in May 1999, since then it has invaded countless toy stores, cinemas, and now, Broadway.
A new musical based on the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants had its world premiere in spring of last year in Chicago, where it was called “The SpongeBob Musical.” Critics were, for the most part, positive about the piece. Several members of the Chicago cast will be coming to NYC with the production, including the actor with the title role of SpongeBob himself, newcomer Ethan Slater.
In the musical extravaganza, SpongeBob and the citizens of Bikini Bottom must come together to save their undersea world from total destruction.
The songs in the show were written by big names like; Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and even a song by David Bowie. All of the music in the show is original and specific to the plot, rather than just a random spattering of songs about the spongy star.
SpongeBob SquarePants will begin its run on Broadway with previews on November 6 at the Palace Theatre. The show’s official opening night has been set for December 4 with Tickets going on sale on June 26 via Ticketmaster.com.
SpongeBob SquarePants tickets range $39-$159, and you can visit SpongeBobBroadway.com for more information.