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10 Reasons You’ll Regret it Forever if You Don’t See Something Rotten! on Broadway

November 30, 2016 by Juliana Panzera
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Welcome to the Renaissance! (…but not for much longer.)

Have you seen the new 2017 schedule for Something Rotten? No performances! So get thee to the St. James Theatre for an Elizabethan-style good time while you still have the chance. And if you still aren’t convinced, here are our top 10 reasons to see Something Rotten! before it closes.

1. The Bard, or William Shakespeare.

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The man, the playwright, the legend. William Shakespeare plays a significant role in Something Rotten!, and is currently being portrayed magnificently by original RENT star Adam Pascal.

2. The hilariously meta-musical theater references.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Self-awareness at its finest. SR pokes fun at classic musical tropes, all the while acknowledging that they are doing the same thing.

3. Proof of said hilariously meta-musical theater references:

Just watch.

4. The no-so-subtly feminist, Bea.

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

You’ll love Bea’s quest to find gainful employment in a time when only men were allowed to work. A fake goatee may or may not be included.

5. Nostradamus’ tragically flawed predictions.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

See, Nostradamus makes mistakes just like you!

6. The costumes.

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Bustles and codpieces. Need we say more?

7. The couple we live for:

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Nigel Bottom, the sensitive playwright and Portia, the poetry-loving Puritan make an unlikely but adorable pairing. Their shared love of verse is inspiring.

8. The healthy rivalry between Nick Bottom and Shakespeare.

The you-know-what contest begins at 2:00.

9. Best Musical Loser!

Photo Credit: Something Rotten! on Broadway
Photo Credit: Something Rotten! on Broadway

It’s always important to own it, even when you lose!

10. Bragging rights that you saw Something Rotten! on Broadway.

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Photo Credit: Giphy

Don’t act like you aren’t impressed.

So what are you waiting for? “If music[als] be the food of love, play on.” -William Shakespeare Don’t play the fool. Get Something Rotten! tickets before January 1.