About SpongeBob SquarePants
A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get?
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, The Broadway Musical
Brilliantly reimagining the beloved Nickelodeon series, Broadway’s best creative minds bring the musical to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe - until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.
Explore the depths of theatrical innovation at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
Dive into the depths of the ocean with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward for the adventure of a lifetime in this inventive reimagining of the Nickelodeon cartoon, complete with a brand new story for Broadway. It’s just an ordinary Bikini Bottom day until things get turned upside down, and the simple sponge must jump to the rescue. When a volcano threatens to destroy the underwater world, SpongeBob sets out to save the day. However, villainous Plankton and Karen are up to no good with a secret scheme to turn the residents of Bikini Bottom against each other, in the middle of a chaotic turn of events.
Under Tina Landau’s innovative direction, with a book by Kyle Jarrow and Landau, the Broadway bow of “SpongeBob SquarePants” uses inanimate objects such as hula hoops, bicycles and balloons to create an epic underworld complete with high-belting whales, tap-dancing squids, and a 1990s-inspired boy band named the Electric Skates.
What To Watch For
- Ethan Slater’s favorite “SpongeBob” episode is “Bubble Buddy,” when SpongeBob SquarePants befriends a bubble — even though everyone else looks down upon it.
- Lilli Cooper had never taken a karate lesson before her audition. In fact, when she was asked to improvise for her audition, she pulled a pencil out of her hair and pretended she was going to chop it in half, but then just broke it on her leg.
- Before landing the role, Gavin Lee was not a big fan of the TV show. He only watched about ten episodes before starting performances.
- The show’s score features pop artists like Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, and more, and more than a dozen artists are nominated for a Tony Award for the show’s score.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
All ages 4+ Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
1564 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
The Palace Theatre opened in 1913. For many years The Palace was the pre-eminent vaudeville theatre in the country and an engagement in this theatre meant that a performer had "made it." The who's who of entertainment royalty have performed on this stage, including Ethel Barrymore, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Bette Midler, Shirley MacLaine and Diana Ross. In 1965, The Nederlanders turned it into a legitimate theatre for the opening of Sweet Charity starring Gwen Verdon. Since then, it has housed star-studded hits including Lauren Bacall in Applause and Woman of the Year, Richard Kiley in Man of La Mancha, George Hearn in La Cage aux Folles, and Keith Carradine in The Will Rogers Follies. In 1994, the theatre was transformed to house Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which was followed by their musical, Aida. The Palace has 1,740 seats and is one of The Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theatres.