Musical 'Something Rotten!' heading to Broadway

Musical 'Something Rotten!' heading to Broadway

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NEW YORK (AP) — William Shakespeare is heading back to Broadway — but this time in a musical.

Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum said Tuesday that the sweet and goofy new musical "Something Rotten!" will play the St. James Theatre in March.

Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph the show.

The comedy is set during the Renaissance and portrays Shakespeare as an arrogant, rock star playwright. Two brothers desperate to write a hit show in his shadow stumble on the notion of writing the world's first musical.

The musical has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. No casting was announced, but an industry presentation this fall starred Christian Borle, Beth Leavel, Brian d'Arcy James and Brad Oscar.

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