Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH have contributed music to the original score of “The SpongeBob Musical”, which will have its premiere in Chicago next summer. It will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.
“The SpongeBob Musical” is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision by Tom Kitt.
“The SpongeBob Musical” will be a one-of-a-kind musical event with additional original songs by Jonathan Coulton, DIRTY PROJECTORS, THE FLAMING LIPS, John Legend, LADY ANTEBELLUM, Cyndi Lauper, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, PLAIN WHITE T’S, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigriniand sound design by Walter Trarbach.
Following its engagement in Chicago, the musical will open on Broadway in the 2016-2017 season.
“The SpongeBob Musical” is a rousing tale of a simple sea sponge who faces the unfathomable. It’s a celebration of unbridled hope, unexpected heroes, and pure theatrical invention.