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Tony Award Winner

Closed September 16, 2018

'SpongeBob' is simply a pleasure

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Why See Spongebob Squarepants?

Spongebob takes on Broadway

Don't miss this TWELVE-time Tony nominee on Broadway, must close September 16!

Following its well-received run in Chicago, the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom are live on Broadway! Co-conceived and directed by Steppenwolf Theatre's Tina Landau, an impressively starry roll call of musical artists have contributed to the score, including the late David Bowie, and The Flaming Lips and Cyndi Lauper! Join Spongebob, Patrick the Starfish and Squidward on a brand-new adventure for the stage, this psychedelic musical can not be missed!

Perfect for both adults and kids to enjoy, but be prepared to submerge yourself into the hallucinogenic world that is Bikini Bottom. Winner of a 2018 Tony Award for Scenic Design, this is Spongebob as you've never seen him before!


The story follows Spongebob on a quest to save Bikini Bottom from complete and utter destruction from mysterious forces from the world above. When chaos erupts, their lives hang in the very balance - all until an unlikely hero rises to the challenge to save the day - with a little help of his friends.


First premiering on Nickelodeon in 2009, the adventures of Spongebob is something of a global cultural icon for cartoon lovers of all ages. A combination of slapstick silliness and surreal flights of fancy made it a big hit in countless countries where it was syndicated Now celebrating its ninth season, Spongebob and co have also made the leap to the silver screen in two movies that featured appearances from David Hasselhoff and Antonio Banderas.

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Previews from: 6 November 2017

Opening night: 4 December 2017


We recommend that children be at least five years old to attend a performance of SpongeBob SquarePants. Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission.

Cast and Creative


Ethan Slater as SpongeBob Squarepants
Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles
Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks
Danny Skinner as Patrick Star
Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton
Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs

Brandon Espinoza, Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Jai'len Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Jona Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan Washington, Brynn Williams, and Matt Wood. 


Co-conceived & Directed by Tina Landau
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Supervision by Tom Kitt
Additional material contributed by David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, They Might Be Giants, Panic! at the Disco and T.I.


Tony Awards 2018 - Wins

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Tony Awards 2018 - Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ethan Slater
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Gavin Lee
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations

Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Wins

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Ethan Slater
Outstanding Wig and Hair
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Tina Landau
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Lee
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical

Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Nominations

Outstanding musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Ethan Slater
Outstaning Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Lee
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Tina Landau
The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography - Christopher Gattelli
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Kyle Jarrow
Outstanding Orchestration - Tom Kitt
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical - David Zinn
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - David Zinn
Outstanding Projection Design - Peter Nigrini

What we thought

Magical outstanding DELIGHTFUL

Go and see this show for an explosion of FUN!

How do you keep a generation captivated by their screens entertained and focused for two hours? You make sure the production is too good to look away! From the moment I walked into the Palace Theatre my inner child launched from within and was set free.

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