Watch Something Rotten With Its New Cast – Will Chase, Rob McClure et al

“Something Rotten” recently replaced most of its principal cast– Will Chase is now the sexy William Shakespeare, Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti the  Bard-envious Bottom Brothers, Leslie Kritzer  Nick Bottom’s liberated wife, and Catherine Brunell as Nigel Bottom’s love interest.

Will Chase as Shakespeare singing "Will Power" in Bryant Park.
Will Chase as Shakespeare singing “Will Power” in Bryant Park.

Watch the videos below of their performances at the last Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert of the summer.

When the musical comedy about the first-ever (made-up) musical opened on Broadway in April, 2015, the reviews were mixed, including from me. But I saw it again recently with most of the replacement cast and found the pacing much improved, and while some of the content still revels in bad taste in service of an outdated humor, the acting is less winky-winky (Andre Ward as the Minstrel is especially welcome.)

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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