Show History



Something Rotten! started its road to Broadway as a shared idea between brothers Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick.  They joined bookwriter John O’Farrell to complete a set of songs that were presented to producer Kevin McCollum in 2010. A workshop, with Casey Nicholaw attached to direct, was presented in 2014.


The workshop in 2014 initially planned a pre-Broadway production at Seattle’s 5th Ave Theatre. However, producer Kevin McCollum expedited the process when the St. James Theatre on Broadway became available. Fresh off of the positive reviews from the workshop, the show bypassed the tryout production in Seattle and went straight to Broadway.

Something Rotten! officially opened at the St. James Theatre on April 22, 2015. It closed on January 1, 2017, after 742 performances.

A U.S. National Tour began in January of 2017. It stars three leads from the closing Broadway cast – Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti.