Something Rotten!


With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! 

Presented by The National Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$48 - $108

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 800-514-3849

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/06/2018 - 02/18/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Rob McClure Nick Bottom
Adam Pascal Shakespeare
Josh Grisetti Nigel Bottom
Maggie Lakis Bea
Blake Hammond Nostradamus
Autumn Hurlbert Portia
Scott Cote Brother Jeremiah
Jeff Brooks Shylock
Production Personnel
Casey Nicholaw
Casey Nicholaw
Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Book Writer
Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick


The National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
About the Venue:
The National Theatre - known as "The Theatre of Presidents" - opened in 1835. This historic playhouse has seen Pennsylvania Avenue grow from the muddy main street of a fledgling capital to the ceremonial avenue of a great world power. The National has presented first-class touring productions continuously longer than any other theater in America.

Getting There

  • Federal Center SW (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The National Theatre