Thursday, August 24, 2017

What Connects David Bowie, T.I. and Aerosmith? The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical, Coming Soon to Broadway

Nickelodeon's highly anticipated SpongeBob SquarePants musical, which opens at the Palace Theater on Broadway on Monday, December 4th, boasts a score written by pop and rock stars from David Bowie to T.I. Musical supervisor Tom Kitt, who worked with the artists, recently explained in a Sponge-Tastic interview with Billboard how their tunes came together.

Scheming character Plankton needed an energetic song “that felt like he was on top of his game,” says Kitt. “The world of hip-hop and T.I. felt perfect.”

“A huge SpongeBob fan” who appeared in one episode, Bowie allowed Nickelodeon to use his song “No Control” in the show.

The trio’s “Chop to the Top” (a “Rocky moment” for SpongeBob) has a “warm, country-pop feel -- a groove you want to sit in.”

Tyler sang the demo for “Bikini Bottom Boogie,” a bluesy rocker Kitt calls “Aerosmith, right in front of you.”

Wayne Coyne and Co. turned in a four-minute-plus “gorgeous melodic experimental” demo for the act-one finale.

The Kinky Boots Tony winner delivered “an earworm, but with that dramatic quality” for a rallying moment.

Available to preorder today, the Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants – The New Musical, chock full of original songs unlike anything Broadway has ever heard, will be released on Friday, September 22nd by Masterworks Broadway!

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