He is yellow and porous and lives under the sea. And now he is drifting to the Broadway.
The famous Nickelodeon studios cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants already has SpongeBob video games, several comics, and two movies. SpongeBob is one of the main amusement parks entertainment sources through the USA, from the largest mall in Minnesota to theme parks in Texas. Now its purpose is to successfully occupy the niche of Broadway musicals.
The new show would not change the famous children media character as it has been upheld since its creation in 1999. Next summer, the Nick musical will be staged in Chicago and then begin a new 2016–2017 season on Broadway.
Tina Landau stated that SpongeBob is represented as a core of innocence and sincerity in a sea full of cynics. This unexpected hero will have to overcome some risky quests in a unique manner of this cartoon—odd sense of humor and flippancy. It is a common sponge that meets baffling obstacles. “It’s a story of boundless hope, underdog adventurers is an ideal material for Chicago theater shows“—says David Bowie.
The producers of the musical will look out for the SpongeBob Squarepants movie adding new storylines, costumes and music created by an amazing batch of musicians. The ocean sponge will attract help from such musical celebrities and bands as Dirty Projectors, Jonathan Coulton, Panic! At the Disco, The Flaming Lips, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, David Bowie, and Plain White T’s.
Trying to enflesh the life of the city under the sea the designers will give life to the characters with the help of top quality acting, not with prosthetics or bizarre costumes. Isn’t it fun?
You will have the opportunity to buy the tickets for the new musical in October. Its premier is announced to be in The Windy City starting, on the 7th of June. It will be staged till the 3rd of July. The information about the cast of SquarePants musical is not disclosed.
You can watch SpongeBob episodes on Nickelodeon in September.