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SpongeBob SquarePants
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SpongeBob SquarePants

Oct 09, 2017 - Open Run
Running time: 2:20
Palace Theatre
1564 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, C or E train to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway. N or R to 49th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway.
By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50 or M7 bus.
Show Description:


Music Supervision - Tom Kitt


Kyle Jarrow


Tina Landau


Christopher Gattelli

Listed at TKTS:
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$49.00 - $225.00
prices subject to change
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Audience Advisory
No performance 11/23; added performances 11/19 @ 1 & 6:30 pm Monday 11/20 performance - 7:30 pm
Age Guidance: 8
Show Notes
1 Intermission


People using wheelchairs who cannot transfer to aisle seats are seated in side aisles or front orchestra.
Orchestra, rear mezzanine and balcony reached by elevator. Downstairs lounge reached only by stairs.
Yes, an elevator goes to both the Rear Mezzanine and Balcony.
Valet parking garage: 47th St. between 6th & 7th Aves.
Curb Ramps
NE corner of 46th St. & 7th Ave.; SE corner of 47th St. & 7th Ave.
Four sets of double doors in series: 1st set (each 33") to outer lobby; 2nd set (each 31") into inner lobby; up sloped area to 3rd set (each 24") into foyer; 4th set (each 27.5") into orchestra.
Box Office
The box office is wheelchair accessible, with wide doors and no stairs through the entryway.
Accessible restroom located on the Orchestra level. A restroom is available on the Orchestra.
Water Fountain
Downstairs lounge. Mezzanine promenade. Water available at bar in inner lobby.
Downstairs Lounge and Mezzanine lobby.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Occasional sign language interpreted performances are scheduled.
Visual Assistance
Folding Armrests
Transfer seats, plus one companion in orchestra, available for puchase in person or on the phone



Children should feel free to take their parents to Tina Landau’s psychedelically inspired version of the whimsical kiddie cartoon show that’s been making a fortune for Nickelodeon since 1999. Kyle Jarrow’s book retains the two key elements of the Nicktoon: the cheerful sea sponge’s unquenchable optimism and his selflessly heroic efforts to rescue his friends from whatever problems happen to pop up. But Landau’s hallucinogenic stagecraft transcends the show’s television origins by speaking a visual language that’s three-dimensional and boldly theatrical. Read More of the Variety Review
There’s a breakout star turn, to boot. At the center of the musical based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon is Ethan Slater, a powerhouse performer who brings real emotion to the character. That’s something when you’re playing a square yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple with a meowing pet snail on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The Broadway rookie delivers athletic, aerobic, over-the-top joy. Read More of the New York Daily News Review
And it is to the credit of Tina Landau and Ethan Slater, respectively the determined, big-hearted director and the charming, gifted star of “SpongeBob SquarePants” which opened, hopefully, Monday night at the Palace Theatre, that they have stayed relentlessly focused not only on the show’s famously goofy optimism but on its happily anarchic aesthetic. Whatever price that involved paying. Read More of the Chicago Tribune Review


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