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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
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
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
246 W 44th St, St. James Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3910
+1 212-239-6200
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Not something I would not spend money on. Boring disjointed. Disappointed. Few moments worth being there for but very few

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kateinminneapolis
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kirstin H
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

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank TwoNationGuys
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank WorldTravelerDC1
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

Date of experience: May 2016
7  Thank Niamh C
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank LMarkes3412
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Heather G
23 November 2016|
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Response from Something Rotte... B | Property representative |
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!
Barb S
26 May 2016|
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Response from SciEd_Mom | Reviewed this property |
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