Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Visit a Pineapple Under the Sea in New 'SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical' Production Photos

SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical, the new musical based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, began preview performances on Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). The show arrived in New York after a well-received 2016 world-premiere engagement in Chicago (then titled The SpongeBob Musical). Take a first look at Broadway's Bikini Bottom with these Sponge-Tastic production photos from the producers of Broadway's spongeriffic new show, and visit to book your tickets today!:

Ethan Slater stars as SpongeBob SquarePants. (© Joan Marcus)

Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants on stage. (© Joan Marcus)

SpongeBob SquarePants, directed by Tina Landau, plays at Broadway's Palace Theatre. (© Joan Marcus)

Gavin Lee stars as Squidward Q. Tentacles. (© Joan Marcus)

BFFs Danny Skinner (Patrick) and Ethan Slater (SpongeBob) give a thumbs up. (© Joan Marcus)

Gavin Lee stars as Squidward Q. Tentacles. (© Joan Marcus)

Lilli Cooper and Ethan Slater share a scene. (© Joan Marcus)

The Nickelodeon musical, conceived and directed by Tina Landau, features a book by Kyle Jarrow and original songs provided by a host of popular artists including Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & 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! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., with an additional song by the late David Bowie, and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton.

Synopsis: "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!"

The principal cast of SpongeBob SquarePants includes Ethan Slater (as SpongeBob SquarePants), Tony & Olivier Award nominee Gavin Lee (as Squidward), Lilli Cooper (as Sandy Cheeks), Danny Skinner (as Patrick), Wesley Taylor (as Sheldon Plankton) and Brian Ray Norris (as Eugene Krabs).

The creative team behind SpongeBob SquarePants features orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, scenic & costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, and hair & wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.

The musical staged its world premiere production at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in the summer of 2016, with most of the original cast reprising their roles for the musical's Broadway premiere.

SpongeBob SquarePants is produced on Broadway by Nickelodeon with The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks and Kelp on the Road.

SpongeBob SquarePants, which debuted in 1999, is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg. Set in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom, the series follows the adventures of the title character and his friends. A film adaptation was released in 2004, with a sequel released in America on February 6, 2015. A third movie is slated for 2019.

To purchase tickets the SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical, visit, or call 877-250-2929.

Full information about the The SpongeBob Musical can be found on the productions official website,! #SpongeBobBway.

SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording is available to listen to and purchase today at

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