The SpongeBob Musical to be filmed for TV with original Broadway cast
The original Broadway cast of The SpongeBob Musical will reunite to film the show for TV.
The SpongeBob Musical played on Broadway between 2017 and 2018 and is currently touring North America.
The original Broadway cast will return to their roles to record a performance of the show to air on Nickelodeon.
Tina Landau, the musical’s Tony-nominated director, said in a statement today: “I’m so thrilled to be able to revisit the show in a new light and with our original cast members.
“The whole creative and I are excited to go back into the world of Bikini Bottom and discover its new life in TV broadcast form. But above all, I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share the joy and spirit of our show with a wider audience. That’s what matters most to me – the joy.”
The cast will feature Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton, and Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks.
The ensemble will feature Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Katie Lee Hill, Curtis Holbrook, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Bryonha Parham, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, J.C. Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., and Allan Washington.
The SpongeBob Musical has a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.
The original score features songs by a number of writers including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.), David Bowie, and Tom Kenny and Andy Paley.
An air date for The SpongeBob Musical has yet to be revealed.