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Something Rotten!

246 W 44th St, St. James Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3910
+1 212-239-6200
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Clever Show!! Way Better Than Expected!

What a clever show! I picked up some last minute tickets off of a vender and am so happy that I... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Kate S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Something hysterical

Something Rotten remains one of the funniest Broadway musical shows I have ever attended. It... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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From the the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon - and the producer of Avenue Q and In the Heights - comes something original... something fresh... Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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246 W 44th St, St. James Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3910
Midtown
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

What a clever show! I picked up some last minute tickets off of a vender and am so happy that I took the recommendation. If you like literature, puns, double entendre, great costumes, and generally to be brain-entertained: go see this one!

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Something Rotten remains one of the funniest Broadway musical shows I have ever attended. It contains a review of all The hit shows you have loved through the years.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I have seen many Broadway shows beginning with my days living in NYC in the early 90s. This musical was such a nice surprise. I had not heard very much about the show and bought last minute tickets. Wow- so creatively written, entertaining, and funny....More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This musical is for anyone who wants a good laugh and feel a bit of happiness for a couple of hours. SPOILER ALERT: The show is about the 'discovery' of musicals. It takes place in Shakespearean times and follows the main character as he develops...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We hosted my brother and sister in law from New Zealand, both of which come from a theater background. We stopped in to the pre-talk show, which goes over the play and the nuisances. We then headed up stairs to find our seats, middle aisle...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The show was fun and funny but way too overpriced. I don't go if you don't appreciate British accent.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Not one of the classics on Broadway, but definitely one not to be dismissed. Having got tickets gifted to me I was a little pessimistic about seeing this as I had never heard of it before! However, it was one of the best musicals I...More

7  Thank Niamh C
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The cast of Something Rotten is outstanding, and the writing is some of the most creative that I have seen. This was especially fun for me, as I had just seen a performance of "12th Night" two days prior.

2  Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Such a fun play. Very clever and the full company numbers were so great! It was a delightful evening.

1  Thank LMarkes3412
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were in tears from laughing so much by the end of the show. It was really clever and it had the music to back it up.

1  Thank Arielle K
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Heather G
23 November 2016|
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Hi! Officially, SOMETHING ROTTEN is appropriate for ages 8+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. Hope you can join us!
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I'm going to be the conservative voice here. It was a very good show with talented performers and very entertaining. My 12-year old daughter liked the show. But, Something Rotten had more jokes of a sexual nature than I... More
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Response from justmeor | Reviewed this property |
We have seen several and this is the only one that has made us laugh out loud...frequently. It's a high-quality show and among the best we have seen on Broadway. As a side note, I strongly suggest you avoid "Waitress"--it... More
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