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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ musical recording out next month

Newsday

It’s still months before the “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical, which already made a splash in its Chicago run, opens on Broadway, but you don’t have to wait that long to start humming tunes from the show.

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Hear Brendon Urie’s song from Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants musical

Entertainment Weekly

SpongeBob SquarePants bears his soul with unprecedented porousness in one of the first songs from the upcoming Broadway musical based on the gap-toothed Nickelodeon phenomenon. The stage adaptation SpongeBob SquarePants — The New Musical, which premiered to huge acclaim in Chicago last summer, is swimming toward a big opening this December at the Palace.

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“SpongeBob SquarePants” musical set to hit Broadway

CBS News

The stage show, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series, will include original music by big names like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper and even the late David Bowie. Other contributors run the gamut, from The Flaming Lips to T.I.

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‘The SpongeBob Musical’ Is Coming To Broadway Later This Year

Gothamist

The SpongeBob Musical, co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau, will open on Broadway at The Palace Theatre before the end of the year, with preview performances beginning Monday, November 6th and an official opening on Monday, December 4th. At least four of the stars of the original Chicago run, Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick, will all return. So will the “adult” jokes.

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A “SpongeBob SquarePants” Musical Is Officially Coming to Broadway

Teen Vogue

If that slightly altered SpongeBob theme song weren’t clear enough: SpongeBob SquarePants, a new musical based on the beloved TV show, is set to officially open on Broadway in the Palace Theatre this December, according to reports from Playbill.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Coming to Broadway this Fall

Spectrum News

Fresh from Bikini Bottom and a critically acclaimed run in Chicago, SpongeBob SquarePants is trading in sand for New York City lights, bringing his gang of underwater misfits to the Great White Way for SpongeBob: A Broadway Musical for Everyone.

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Time Out

Like Looney Tunes before it, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants entertains kids while winking at their elders. After a well-reviewed preview run in Chicago, its porous yellow hero hits Broadway, defending the undersea community of Bikini Bottom. Tina Landau directs a cast led by Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Lilli Cooper and Danny Skinner; the book is by Kyle Jarrow, with Tom Kitt providing arrangements and orchestrations for original songs by major pop stars including Sara Bareilles, the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, T.I. and They Might Be Giants.

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

Billboard
The highly anticipated SpongeBob SquarePants musical (opening Dec. 4) boasts a score written by pop and rock stars from David Bowie to T.I. Musical supervisor Tom Kitt, who worked with the artists, explains how their tunes came together.

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How SpongeBob SquarePants got his own musical in Chicago

Chicago Tribune

“SpongeBob SquarePants,” an animated television show about a yellow poriferan who lacks a digestive system but still manages to work as a fry cook in an underwater town called Bikini Bottom, launched on the day that John F. Kennedy, Jr., died at sea in July 1999.

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‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Hits the Stage to Soak Up Broadway Spotlight

Variety

In a basement studio under Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, things are getting dramatic — and a bit surreal. A 14-piece orchestra is swelling to a cinematic crescendo. Three actors — portraying a sponge, a starfish, and a squirrel — mime their struggle to reach the top of an underwater volcano. Just as the music reaches its peak, one of the actors, in a voice that sounds not unlike a certain invertebrate fry-cook, cries out, “Give me the eruptor interruptor!”

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“SpongeBob SquarePants” musical cast recording, with songs penned by Aerosmith members & Cyndi Lauper, due next month

ABC News Radio

The stage musical based on the irreverent Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, which features original songs by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper and other stars, will open on Broadway in November. In advance of the show’s arrival on the Great White Way, an original cast recording will be released September 22 on CD and digitally.

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“Beautifully visualized, deliciously quirky and inarguably unique. It might just be the yellow tonic that Broadway needs.”

- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“A Feel Good Musical! Wildly Playful & Imaginative.”

- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
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