SpongeBob's at The Palace: SpongeBob SquarePants Opens on Broadway Tonight

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SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway opens tonight, Monday December 4, at The Palace Theatre. For tickets visit SpongeBobBroadway.com, Ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929. Performances began Monday, November 6.

The SpongeBob SquarePants cast includes Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton. The SpongeBob SquarePants Original Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway here.

The ensemble includes Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Christine Li Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan Washington, Brynn Williams, Matt Wood and Tom Kenny as the French Narrator.

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? SpongeBob SquarePants!

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun HomeHedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

SpongeBob SquarePants is a musical production with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and conceived and directed by Tina Landau,

 

SpongeBob SquarePants is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs 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, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

 

The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

SpongeBob SquarePants is produced by Nickelodeon with The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks and Kelp on the Road. Citi is the official U.S. credit card of SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway.

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as a pop culture phenomenon.  The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 15 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks.  SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories and translated in 55+ languages. Paramount Pictures’ second feature film based on the property, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in 2015 at #1 opening weekend. A third feature has been announced for 2019, timed to the series’ landmark 20th anniversary. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

For more information on SpongeBob SquarePants, visit SpongeBobBroadway.com

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are currently available to the general public online via Ticketmaster.com, by calling 877-250-2929 or at The Palace Theatre box office (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Ticket prices range from $49 to $159.

 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Week of November 27: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM,Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 4: Monday at 6:30PM (Opening Night), Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM,Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 11: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM,Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of December 18: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM,Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 25: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM,Friday at 2PM or 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.

Week of January 1: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM,Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Beginning week of January 8: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Fridayat 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Victor Legrá