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Happy Birthday, Something Rotten! The 10 Stages of Putting on a Musical

April 22nd, 2016 | By Lindsey Sullivan

Something Rotten! welcomed audiences to the Renaissance on April 22, 2015, and has been leaving everyone in stitches ever since. Helmed by Casey Nicholaw and boasting a cast of Broadway faves (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders, to name a few), Rotten! received 10 Tony Award nominations and earned Borle his second win. To celebrate the tuner's first eggcellent year on Broadway, here are the 10 stages of putting on a musical—Rotten! style.

1. When You Get the Part

2. Hearing the Score Live for the First Time

3. First Costume Fitting

4. Great Day at Rehearsal

5. Lousy Day at Rehearsal

6. Too Many Showmances 

7. Ready for Previews

8. Opening Night Relief

9. Reviews Are In!

10. Early Call Time


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