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Spongebob Squarepants musical is coming to Broadway!

Yes, you read that headline right (unless you didn't read it and just click on links randomly), there is indeed going to be a SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS musical hitting Broadway. Even more interesting than that fact (if you can believe it) is the eclectic mix of bands and musicians who contributed to the soundtrack, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith), John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Panic! at the Disco, T.I., The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, and many others (including the late David Bowie). However, Pantera is conspiciously missing from this line-up... 

Anyway, here's the logline for the show:

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Now, the Broadway musical is based on a version that premiered in Chicago, and was directed by Steppenwolf band member Tina Landau. It is expected that the lead players in the Chicago cast will remain intact for Broadway, including Ethan Slater (playing the eponymous Spongebob), alongside Gavin Lee, Lilli Cooper, and Danny Skinner.

So what do you Schmoes think? Any fans of Spongebob? And if so, what do you think of a Broadway musical? Either way, sound off below!

Meanwhile, the musical begins previews November 6th ahead of a December 4th opening.

Extra Tidbit: The song Pantera did for the show was called "Pre-Hibernation".
Source: Variety

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