“Something Rotten!” is that rare thing: an original musical comedy. The show — about two brothers in 1595 who are trying to outdo Shakespeare on the theater scene and, along the way, invent the musical — isn’t a Broadway-tized version of a book, a movie or a jukebox of genre-defining hit songs.
So audiences may be unfamiliar with the touring production coming March 21-April 2 to Fort Lauderdale.
To remedy that, we talked to the creative team, which includes brothers Wayne (music and lyrics) and Karey Kirkpatrick (book, music and lyrics), Gregg Barnes (costume designer), John O’Farrell (book) and Kevin McCollum (producer).
Wayne Kirkpatrick is a Nashville-based songwriter...