'SpongeBob SquarePants' Lands on Broadway With Score From A-List Music Stars

SpongeBob SquarePants, formerly known as The Spongebob Musical, will make its Broadway premiere this winter at the Palace Theatre.

Attention SpongeBob fans - a musical centered around the hit Nickelodeon cartoon is coming to Broadway!

Absorbent and yellow and porous is he - and soon a Broadway star to boot.

A few of his other Chicago castmates will join him as well, including "Mary Poppins" alum (and Tony nominee) Gavin Lee as Squidward, "Spring Awakening" alum Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, and another Broadway newbie Danny Skinner as Patrick.

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.

Co-conceived and directed by Broadway vet Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow and music supervision by Tom Kitt, the show hits the Great White Way after a run a year ago in Chicago.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date. "The Palace is the ideal size and scale for this new musical, and we couldn't be more thrilled to open our doors to it".

Playbill reports that the SpongeBob SquarePants musical tells the story of SpongeBob and the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang working to "save their undersea world from total annihilation". At the Disco, Yolanda Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Dirty Projectors, Jonathan Coulton and The Flaming Lips will also write new songs to fill out the score. The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini and sound design by Walter Trarbach.

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