Something Rotten – Oriental Theater – 24 W Randolph St., Chicago, (312) 977-1700, broadwayinchicago.com
With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!.” Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Q-tips say: YES, see it! Mrs. Q says: Extremely entertaining. Something new and NOT a redo of some other play. The choreography, music, settings are all wonderful. The best play I have seen this year so far. Theater goers will appreciate how they incorporate other musicals in Something Rotten.