Currently on sale until September 02, 2018
Running Time: TBA
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.
Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy.
Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.
Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 1PM & 6:30PM
Musical, Student & Family Friendly
The Palace Theatre
1564 7th Ave & W 47th Street New York, NY 10036
ETHAN SLATER – SpongeBob SquarePants
Ethan is beyond thrilled to be making his Broadway debut (!) as “SpongeBob” in SpongeBob SquarePants! Recent credits: World Premiere of SpongeBob in Chicago (BroadwayWorld Chicago Best Actor Award), and “Modell” in Diner at DTC (Dir. Kathleen Marshall); Off-Broadway: Baghdaddy (St. Luke’s), PEMDAS (59e59), Claudio Quest (NYMF), What We Know (Teatro Circulo), Independents (FringeNYC); Film: “Lightning Bugs in a Jar” (Cannes 2015), “EVOL”; Web Series: “Redheads Anonymous”, “New Mayor of New York”. Ethan is a Vassar graduate and member of OYL.
GAVIN LEE – Squidward Q. Tentacles
Broadway: Thenadier in Les Misérables, Bert in Disney’s Mary Poppins (Tony and Olivier nominations, Drama Desk and Theater World Awards). Other theater: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), Holiday Inn (World Premiere, Goodspeed), Mary Poppins (1st national tour). London’s West End: Top Hat, Mary Poppins, Crazy For You, Peggy Sue Got Married, A Saint She Ain’t, Me And My Girl, Oklahoma! and Contact. TV: Woodford in “White Collar” (season six), “Law and Order SVU,” “The Good Wife.”
LILLI COOPER – Sandy Cheeks
Broadway: Spring Awakening (OBC), Wicked (Elphaba). Theater favorites: Sundown, Yellow Moon (WP Theater), Natasha, Pierre…Great Comet (ART), The Wildness (Ars Nova), Noir (NYSF & NAMT), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater), LMNOP (Goodspeed). TV: Bull (CBS), Elementary (CBS), creator and star of the web-series: “It’s Not Okay, Cupid” (Glamour.com). Proud LaGuardia Arts and Vassar alum.
BRIAN RAY NORRIS – Eugene Krabs
Brian is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in SpongeBob SquarePants. Off Broadway audiences have recently seen him at the Davenport Theatre in A Dog Story as Guy Lassiter III. He toured North America in The National Company of Mamma Mia! and appeared regionally in Yale Rep’s production of Assassins and The Old Globe Theatre Co’s production of Paul Gordon’s Sense & Sensibility as Lord Middleton. Brian recently filmed an episode of “Law & Order SVU” and was featured in Soho Film Festival’s Landing Up as Tom.
DANNY SKINNER – Patrick Star
Danny is excited to be making his Broadway debut as Patrick Star in SpongeBob SquarePants. Off-Broadway: Pluck the Day (Inaugural Season of The Araca Project); Film: Allison Clemens; Web Series: “New Mayor of New York”, “Professional Friend”. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.
WESLEY TAYLOR – Sheldon Plankton
Broadway: original cast of The Addams Family; original cast of Rock of Ages (Theatre World Award, OCC Nomination). Second Stage: Little Miss Sunshine. Denver Center: An Act of God. Signature Theatre: Cabaret. American Conservatory Theater: Tales of the City. TV: ‘Bobby’ on “Smash,” “The Good Wife,” “The Tomorrow People,” “One Life to Live,” “Looking,” “I’m Dying up Here,” “Difficult People.” Taylor is the Co-Creator/Writer/Star of “Indoor Boys,” (HuffPost/Vimeo) “It Could Be Worse,” (Hulu/Pivot Tv/Vimeo), “Billy Green” (YouTube). BFA: North Carolina School of the Arts.
TINA LANDAU – Conceiver & Director
Tina is a writer and director, and an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where numerous productions include The Wheel, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Tempest, The Time of Your Life, The Cherry Orchard, Ballad of Little Jo, and her own play Space (also Mark Taper Forum, NY’s Public Theatre.) Tina’s New York directing credits include Old Hats (also airing on PBS), Big Love, and Iphigenia 2.0 (all at Signature Theatre), A Civil War Christmas (New York Theatre Workshop), Wig Out and Dream True for which she also wrote Book and Lyrics (both Vineyard Theatre), In the Red and Brown Water, Saturn Returns, and Head of Passes (all at the Public), and Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, Goodman) for which she also wrote Book and Additional Lyrics. On Broadway, Tina has directed the revival of Bells Are Ringing and Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts. She teaches regularly in the U.S. and internationally, and has co-authored, with Anne Bogart, The Viewpoints Book.
TOM KITT – Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Music Supervisor
received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. Other composing credits: If/Then (Tony Nom.,); High Fidelity; Bring it On, The Musical; Disney’s Freaky Friday; and The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public’s NYSF); Tom is the music supervisor for the new NBC drama, “Rise,” and was responsible for the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for “Grease Live!” and Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway. His work with Green Day also includes additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, “Bigger.” Other television songwriting credits include “Royal Pains,” “Penny Dreadful,” and “Sesame Street.” As an arranger and orchestrator, credits include all three Pitch Perfect films, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (“Live and Let Die”), “The Kennedy Center Honors,” Everyday Rapture, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and These Paper Bullets.
KYLE JARROW – Book
Kyle is a writer and musician who creates work for the stage, film and television. He is creator and executive producer of the upcoming TV series Valor, premiering on the CW network this fall. His digital series Lost Generation (with music by Duncan Sheik) is now streaming on Verizon’s go90 platform. Kyle’s plays include A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (Obie Award), The Wildness (Lortel Award nominee), Whisper House (now playing in London), Noir, Love Kills and Hostage Song. Kyle penned the film Armless, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival
CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI – Choreographer
Christopher was awarded the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography in Newsies. Broadway (choreographer): The King & I (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), My Fair Lady, War Paint, Amazing Grace, Casa Valentina, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, High Fidelity. Off- Broadway: Dogfight (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk Nom.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award), 10 Million Miles, Adrift in Maco, tick,tick…BOOM!, I Love You Because. West End/London: South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, tick, tick…BOOM! National/International
Music & Lyrics
Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley