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SpongeBob SquarePants

First Preview: Oct 09, 2017

Opening Date: Oct 09, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 16, 2018

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway New York, NY 10036

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A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners.
A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team.
One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters.

Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get?
SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical.

Brilliantly reimagining the beloved Nickelodeon series, Broadway’s best creative minds bring the musical to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.   Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, an unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Explore the depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

With an original score featuring songs by Sara Bareilles, John Legend, the Flaming Lips, and more!
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 8

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

No performance 11/23; added performances 11/19 @ 1 & 6:30 pm Monday 11/20 performance - 7:30 pm

Performance Schedule:



Music Supervision - Tom Kitt


Kyle Jarrow


Tina Landau


Christopher Gattelli

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

$49 - $225



Quotation Mark

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra, rear mezzanine, and balcony (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available. Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas.


A passenger elevator connects all levels of the Palace Theatre.

Curb Ramps

NE corner of 46th St. & 7th Ave.; SE corner of 47th St. & 7th Ave.


Barrier-free restrooms are located on floors 2 through 6 of the theatre. A passenger elevator connects all levels of the Palace Theatre.

Assisted Listening System

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.

Visual Assistance

Low vision/deaf and hard of hearing accessible seats are available in the Orchestra seats C1, C3, C2, C4, D1, D3, D2, D4, E1, E3, E2, E4, F1, F3, F2, F4, G1, G3, G5, G2, G4, H1, H3, H5, H2, and H4.

Directions Subway

1/C/E train to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway; N/R to 49th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway.

Directions Bus

M104, M10, M27/M50 or M7 bus.

Folding Armrests

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with folding armrests (“Aisle transfer Seats”) in these locations: Orchestra Q101, S101, S102, U101, U102, U127, U128, W123, W126; Mezzanine O101, O102; Balcony H1, H19, H24.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1/C/E train to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway; N/R to 49th St, walk south to 47th St and Broadway.

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By Bus:

M104, M10, M27/M50 or M7 bus.