Is Something Rotten Headed To The West End?

Last Updated on 25th February 2016

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Brad Oscar and Brian Stokes-Mitchell in Something Rotten. Photo: Joan Marcus

It has been reported in tonight’s London Evening Standard that one of the hottest new musicals on Broadway may be headed to the West End of London sooner than anticipated.

Spoofing Shakespeare, Something Rotten is about two brothers who frustrated by a hack called Shakespeare inadvertently write the first musical. Critically acclaimed and nominated for ten Tony Awards it looks set to be an enormous Broadway hit.

Something Rotten is directed by Casey Nicolaw who directed The Book Of Mormon and is also responsible for Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway.

Producer Kevin McCollum, whose credits include Avenue Q and Rent, said: “The idea of a musical set in Shakespeare’s time and having characters compete with him is something people are responding to. I love bringing shows to London and hope to send the show there.”

Something Rotten has been compared to Spamalot and that show’s Monty Python creator Eric Idle reportedly told the Standard: “It is a Shakespearean Spamalot.  I laughed my arse off!”

Watch this space for more information but in the meantime read our review of the Broadway production.

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