April 8th, 2016 | By Broadway.com Staff It was co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow. The SpongeBob Musical is now on tour across North America. The regular voice cast consists of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Doug Lawrence, Jill Talley, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Jo Catlett and Lori Alan. Directed by Glenn Weiss, Tina Landau. “We were doing a play together during my sophomore year,” Slater says, “and I actually had just auditioned for an apprenticeship program, and the casting director from that apprenticeship program was working on SpongeBob, so three weeks later, they called me in and asked me to audition for it. The world of Bikini Bottom comes to life in the musical, which opened on Broadway in 2017. Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants places the characters of the Nickelodeon cartoon series in an original … At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T I did Diner in Delaware, but other than that, I’ve been working on this since college.”, His audition: When Slater went in for the then-titled The Untitled Tina Landau Project—after opening an email attachment with a picture of SpongeBob to hint at his role—he was asked to demonstrate his physical skills. Of course, Sandy is so strong, so she brings SpongeBob to the anchor toss competition, and chaos ensues.”, Life pre-Bikini Bottom: Lee originated the role of chimney sweep Bert in the 2006 Broadway production of Mary Poppins and was recently seen as Thénardier in the current revival of Les Misérables. Rehearsal is 10-6, and then it’s straight up to the show for a seven o’clock show, and I have kids… I’m up at 6:30 [AM] with kids.”, His audition: Just like his co-stars, Lee was asked to perform a minute-long routine that would show off his special skills. Spongebob Squarepants The Musical Original Cast Recording Sony Masterworks 4 Stars Buy a copy from Amazon.co.uk. I didn’t need to do all of that.’ I was the only one who made a fool of themselves; everyone else just read their script and sang a song.”, How his Squidward will differ from TV: Television audiences know and love Squidward’s iconic “SPONGEBOB!” yell, but director Landau is working with Lee to humanize the squid as much as possible. Danny Skinner. Full Cast Set for Broadway-Aimed SpongeBob Musical. The cast of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.’ Joan Marcus “ Earlier this week, when I was climbing the ladder wall, I got a little cut on my hand,” he explains. Click here to read more. (TV Movie 2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The four actors below have been officially announced as part of … I was up all night on the quad in front of my dorm until like four in the morning doing different versions of it, and I ended up just coming in and making it up on the spot, which was great and so fun.”, How his SpongeBob will differ from TV: “It’s different in that I am the human core of SpongeBob, and I’m not the sponge,” he explains. It’s not based on a specific Nickelodeon episode, but it’s the Bikini Bottom audiences know and love from television (complete with SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary). SpongeBob SquarePants (Original, Musical, Broadway) opened in New York City Dec 4, 2017 and played through Sep 16, 2018. When I move, these four legs move. Kenny joins a cast largely made up of performers from the 2017-18 Broadway production SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. For the original [task], I played Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass and did a guy who really wanted to fit in at the party—really wanted to dance with everybody—and kept getting shut down. “I’ve had an extremely busy life since we started,” he admits. It’s hard to be in these legs for the whole show, but [when] I walk across the stage, I’m pretty sure Squidward is going to get a laugh because they’re fabulous. SpongeBob SquarePants may live in a pineapple under the sea, but for the next few months, he’s taking it on the road. “The one that I got to make up totally on my own was I did a dance to the entirety of ‘Billie Jean,’ but I was being attacked by a bee. Broadway Reunion: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS with Lilli Cooper, Gavin Lee, Danny Skinner, Ethan Slater and Wesley Taylor. In an episode of the Spongebob cartoon series called "Idiot Box," Landau remembered, Spongebob finds a TV that sinks to the bottom of the ocean in a big box. Featuring Mark Ledbetter. So that’s my favorite and wackiest thing that I’m doing.”, Favorite SpongeBob episode: “I’ve literally only watched about ten episodes. Before they shipped out to Chicago, we met up with the four leads of, Celebrate Stage and Screen Star Lin-Manuel Miranda With a Look at His Career Highlights, In the News: Camille A. TV Shows Shows For Kids Comedies Dramas Documentaries Movies By. The SpongeBob Musical begins its world premiere performances on June 7 at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Original Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical. The Broadway-Bound SpongeBob Musical opened June 19 in Chicago. It was originally recorded in August 2016 by the Chicago cast, and released on Masterworks Broadway on September 22, 2017, two months before the show opened on Broadway. I don’t want to give up any good gems, but the design is truly incredible, and the fact that we physically utilize that design and climb all over it is just like a dream come true. Brown and Lin-Manuel Miranda Receive Special Honors, More, Philip J. Smith, Former Chair and Co-CEO of The Shubert Organization, Dies at 89, Look Back at Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess, Sherie Rene Scott, and More in, James M. Nederlander Theatre (Formerly Oriental Theatre), Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for, Watch Ethan Slater’s Acoustic Cover of ’Simple Sponge’. The Broadway stars and director of 2017’s multiple-Tony-nominated SpongeBob SquarePants musical will re-team on Nickelodeon this December, … Just like: go! Joaquina Kalukango Visits Backstage LIVE- Watch Now! With Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Jon Rua. “[During] my first audition, I had no idea that we were moving, so I was wearing this like denim jumper,” Cooper explains, “and [Tina Landau] was like, ‘The piano player is just going to play some music, and how about you just do some…karate! I try to push the envelope on this show without getting in the way of the story, and I try to push it up and way over the top when I can get away with it, all the time keeping it as funny and ridiculous as possible. Produced by Scott M. Riesett & Tom Kitt. Lives hang in the balance. SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical (Original Cast Recording) is the cast album for the SpongeBob SquarePants musical. will reunite for a televised performance in front of … I think we’re able to bring that out onstage, and I think it’s actually more similar than different in that way. From there, the limited engagement runs through July 3, 2016, and a Broadway … SpongeBob SquarePants, the new Broadway musical is a one-of-a-kind Broadway musical with original songs written by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! Trivia. This cast delivers killer portrayals of characters everyone knows and loves. Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission. “SpongeBob” rounds out its deep-sea cast. About. From a more superficial standpoint for me, finding where to lean into the voice—[voice actor] Tom Kenny’s amazing high-pitched voice—and where to make it clear that this is SpongeBob and that voice is present, but also when singing, to sing in the style of artists who wrote these amazing songs.”, Rehearsal room fun: Upon walking into the rehearsal room, director Tina Landau told Slater, “Do as many bits as you want. With Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Jon Rua. Ratings are in for the Nickelodeon broadcast, which aired on three channels December 7. It premiered on June 7, 2016 and ran through July 10 at … Full Cast Set for Broadway-Aimed SpongeBob Musical. Casting Equity actor/singers for various roles in "The Spongebob Musical," a new production, beginning an out of town run and then moving to Broadway. It’s crazy to look at myself in the mirror. Like a library, you can take them out. Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. It’s clear the creators really tried to pay homage to the television series — and the audience loves it. It’s very hard with the lines that have been written for me to not just be a grumpy, grumpy neighbor that shouts the whole time. The Original Broadway Cast reunited for "The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!". It didn’t take long for everyone to figure out that Mount Humongous was going to erupt and destroy Bikini Bottom. Squidward. This is a cultural reference to the popular social network Twitter. She has more than two decades of experience writing. “I just finished Les Miz Sunday. Featuring Mark Ledbetter. The Tony nominee and his former co-stars sang “Best Day Ever” at the Nickelodeon awards show. Remember, you are a person. SpongeBob SquarePants opened at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago on June 19, 2016. Tickets are $49-$204, available now at spongebobbroadway.com. “I did: ‘Try to put your shoes on, but they can’t get on your feet.’ So [I did] the whole mix up. Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks. (TV Movie 2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Follow him on Twitter at @PlaybillMichael. The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! The pirate is revealed to be SpongeBob's number-one fan, Patchy, who has traveled from Encino, California to catch the premiere of SpongeBob's musical. Full casting has been announced for the Broadway-aimed The SpongeBob Musical. Original Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical. SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg that debuted on Nickelodeon in the United States on May 1, 1999. Lorenzo Pugliese will play SpongeBob SquarePants, and his two best friends will be played by Daria Pilar Redus(Sandy Cheeks) and Beau Bradshaw (Patrick Star). “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as … Directed by Glenn Weiss, Tina Landau. Since then, she understudied Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked and, before heading down under in SpongeBob, was in Boston with Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, in which she played the sultry Hélène (not transferring with the show to Broadway, instead taking on Sandy Cheeks). With a score of original songs by leading pop artists that have been woven together to fit a concept by director Tina Landau and book writer Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob tells the story of how a sea sponge attempts to save the undersea world. Meanwhile, Plankton sees this as his time to strike. The View 261,890 views. People come in every day and go, ‘I watched the episode last night with…!’ And, I’m just like, ‘I do not have a minute to turn the TV on.’”. The musical c… Does this work? SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical Original Cast Recording is now available everywhere. is coming to Nickelodeon! !—MuscleBob BuffPants episode, where he wants to start working out and get really strong, so he buys these blowup arms. BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway cast twice monthly. Sandy Cheeks. In my Broadway number, I’m tap dancing, and there’s four tap shoes on the feet. Just play around.’ I was like, ‘Okay, sure… Let’s do it!’ Doing karate to piano music is very…! Ethan can literally do that—he can do everything—and they have this anchor toss competition. It’s hard, but it’s so cool and wacky and who’d ever thought I’d be tap dancing with four legs? SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical (Original Cast Recording) is the cast album for the SpongeBob SquarePants musical. Life pre-Bikini Bottom: Slater has been with SpongeBob since its onset, when he was cast in an early workshop during sophomore year at Vassar College, where he attended with his co-star Lilli Cooper. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! And then, of course, Squidward’s house gets blown away.”, Life pre-Bikini Bottom: Cooper is best known for originating the role of Martha in the 2006 Broadway production of Spring Awakening. I did a show at NYMF this past summer. Patchy objects, but the guards lead him out of the theater as Patchy cl… SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical is a stage musical based on SpongeBob SquarePants. “SpongeBob and I pretty much climb a mountain in this show,” she reveals. SpongeBob SquarePants (musical) List of events The SpongeBob Musical, known as SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway/NEW Musical during its run on Broadway, is a musical stage production based on the series of the same name and the second SpongeBob musical show after SpongeBob SquarePants: The Sponge Who Could Fly. Watch the Trailer for the Film Adaptation of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Skylar Astin & Kelly Agree 'A Moment Like This' Is Difficult To Sing, Jane Levy Talks ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, Cristin Milioti Shares Her Bj?rk Impression on THE TONIGHT SHOW, Lennie James Talks About Writing His First Play on a Bet. “It led into, ‘And Squidward does a dance…,’ so, before I started the scene, I said, ‘Just so you know, my one-minute variety act is within the script,’ and [Tina Landau] went, ‘Great, great, great!’ I did it, and I blocked out this stupid routine,” he says, “and then once I finished the audition and came out and talked to other [auditionees], I was hearing that they weren’t seeing the one-minute special skills thing, so I was like, ‘Ugh! Sign up for exclusive discounts and save up to 50% on tickets! Bikini Bottom hits Broadway later this year, when “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the stage musical that premiered in Chicago in 2016 as “The SpongeBob Musical,” opens at the Palac… Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical officially begins its open-ended run on Dec. 4 at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway. Cast. The show received 12 Tony nominations at the 2018 Tony Awards. Ethan Slater. Album SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical (Original Cast … Album SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical (Original Cast Recording) Bikini Bottom Day Lyrics ... John Lithgow is a Broadway cast of one. —Music editor Nicolas Carr. Ok, so to start I’ve got an admission to make – I’ve never watched an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, strangely until today I thought he was a car sponge but in the back of my mind I had a block of Swiss cheese (being honest – no judgements please). They live in a pineapple under the sea! It’s like a childhood dream come true, just being able to climb all over everything.”, Favorite SpongeBob episode: “I watched the—what was it? Spongebob = happiness. SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway, SpongeBob SquarePants Current Cast List, Original Cast, Current Cast Much of the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee, will reprise their performances for the small screen. Be first to get the top news & best streams. I’m doing the Lilli Cooper version of Sandy.”, Rehearsal room fun: The most fun Cooper’s had in the process is getting to be a kid again. April 8th, 2016 | By Broadway.com Staff . Throughout the years Broadway shows turn out to be Bestsellers beginning with Oklahoma to My Fair Lady to The Lion King to The Producers to Hamilton and now along comes SpongeBob Squarepants A very unusual choice for a Musical I never expected to be a big hit on Broadway but after listening to the whole cast album on NPR I realize now that this is indeed The #BestCastAlbumEver! Before the show begins, a pirate sits down on part of the stage as the audience is taking their seats. Original cast members of the award-winning Broadway show The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! !’ So I’d just be doing all of these stupid things. Since changes were made between the Chicago cast and the Broadway cast, this … It was really amazing.”, Favorite SpongeBob episode: “The bubble lessons one [Bubblestand], where [SpongeBob] charges 25 cents [to blow bubbles], and Patrick has to constantly borrow the 25 cents and just gives it back to [SpongeBob]. 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