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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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 would have liked for her. One character makes thinly veiled references to fantasizing sexually about other men. There is a scene in the second act with 2 characters reading poetry to each other for the first time which is very clearly substituting poetry for sex (It was funny but not the kind of humor I necessarily want to share with my 12-year old).
The jokes probably all go over the heads of kids 10 and under and would probably be acceptable to families with slightly older teens (14+?), but I felt that my 12-year old probably understood a lot more of them than I hoped or at least knew that they were sexual in nature.
Basically, if you are cautious about PG-13 movies and/or TV14 television programs, you may want to be cautious about Something Rotten. Really a matter of what you feel comfortable with for your children, particularly 11-13 year olds.
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
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 is on the other end of the scale from "Something Rotten."