‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ headed to Broadway

Monday, August 31st, 2015. Filed under: Art Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
SpongeBob SquarePants, shown here at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is headed to Broadway. ©AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

SpongeBob SquarePants, shown here at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, is headed to Broadway.
©AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

(Relaxnews) – The hit Nickelodeon cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” is to inspire a stage show that will bow next year in Chicago before moving on to New York.

Several big names in music are set to contribute original songs, including David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips and John Legend, reports Variety.

Tina Laudau (“The Bells Are Ringing”) will direct, and composer Tom Kitt will be musical supervisor, joined by a team that includes Dirty Projectors, Panic! At the Disco, T.I. and They Might Be Giants.

“The SpongeBob Musical” is to premiere in Chicago next summer, then continue on to New York, where it will open during the 2016-17 Broadway season.

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