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Something Rotten!
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Something Rotten!

Apr 22, 2015 - Jan 01, 2017
Running time: 2:30
St James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St / Times Square. Theatre is two blocks north.
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M42 or M104 bus.
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$15.95 - $142.00
prices subject to change
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Beginning Thursday, March 26, general rush tickets will be available for purchase at the St. James Theatre when the box office opens.
Tickets are $35, limited to two per person, and subject to availability for that day’s performances
Age Guidance: 8
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the orchestra only.
Wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Valet parking garage: 1st garage: South side of 44th St. between 6th & 7th Aves. Vertical clearance: 105". 2nd garage: East of Shubert Alley, on north side of 44th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(3" lip) NW corner of 44th St. & Broadway; (2.5" lip) SE corner of 44th St. & Broadway; (3.5” lip) SW corner of 44th St. & Broadway.
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27.5", heavy) to outer lobby; 2nd set (each 28", heavy) to inner lobby; 3rd set (each 29.5", heavy) to orchestra.
Box Office
Outer lobby. Counter 42".
There is a wheelchair accessible unisex restroom located on the main level. Stall 34". Clear space 40" x 60".Commode 18".
Water Fountain
None available.
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Visual Assistance
Low vision seats available for purchase in person, online or over the phone
Folding Armrests
Seats with folding armrests plus a companion seat available for purchase in person, online, or over the phone.
Subtitled language translations available in Spanish, Portuguese,Japanese, Korean & Chinese for $5 on the GalaPro app. For more information, go to



Broadway hits have a kind of white-hot energy: Everything from story to song clicks into place, the actors are firing on all cylinders — and the audience knows it’s watching something special.Now, that something special is “Something Rotten!,” a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that is devilishly clever under its goofy exterior. The influences are clear: “The Producers,” “Spamalot” and “The Book of Mormon.”Yep, this is a blockbuster

------New York Post
In this way the entire first act flies from high to high, including not only Nostradamus’s vision but an introductory number for each of the major characters. The best of these, called “Will Power,” posits Shakespeare as a kind of Tom Jones–Mick Jagger–Prince sex god, oozing charismatic smarm and rocking a giant codpiece. The others, especially those for Nick (“God, I Hate Shakespeare”) and Bea (“Right Hand Man”), also score big. None of this would matter if Nicholaw had not cast the show impeccably. But Brian d’Arcy James as Nick, Christian Borle as Shakespeare, Heidi Blickenstaff as Bea, Brad Oscar as Nostradamus, and John Cariani as Nigel are the kind of comic actors who make even piffle full-bodied.

------ New York Magazine
5 STARS!!!!!
Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell’s book may blithely travesty history, but it espouses admirable values (poets: huzzah; puritans: boo), and the songs (by Kirkpatrick and his brother Wayne) are perfectly placed and deliver an escalating level of zaniness. Director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, who after The Drowsy Chaperone and The Book of Mormon is laying claim to the crown of Broadway musical comedy, keeps it all spinning dizzily, imbuing the self-referential theatricality with sass and smarts.

------TimeOut NY


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