5 Fun Facts About Something Rotten On Broadway


Something Rotten Broadway Marquee St James Theatre

Something Rotten was a new Broadway musical that originally ran on Broadway starting in 2015. Telling the story of a rival playwright of William Shakespeare, this musical comedy featured references to modern and classic musical theater.

Here are five fun facts about Something Rotten the musical on Broadway.

1. Tonys

This musical won one Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor (Christain Borle as William Shakespeare).

2. St. James

Something Rotten Broadway Stage Door Adam Pascal

This musical played at the St James Theatre on Broadway, and was the last show to play there before the theatre was expanded.

3. Omelet

This show features a show within a show known as Omelet The Musical that is partially based on Hamlet.

4. Musicals

Something Rotten Shubert Alley Poster Broadway Musical

This show references dozens of other musicals most notably in the song A Musical.

5. Real Historical Figures

This musical mostly features fictional characters but it also features fictional versions of real people including Shakespeare and other famous writers.