Stars and Creators of SpongeBob SquarePants Discuss Bringing the Musical to Broadway | Playbill

The Broadway Cast Stars and Creators of SpongeBob SquarePants Discuss Bringing the Musical to Broadway Playbill’s The Broadway Cast chats all things SpongeBob—the music, the fans, the design, and the iconic characters.
Ethan Slater Marc J. Franklin

As Playbill wraps up Season 2 of The Broadway Cast, we’re sneaking in a SpongeBob bonus episode recorded at our recent SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up preview event with Renaissance Hotels.

In the 20-minute episode, host Ben Cameron chats with Ethan Slater, who plays the title character in the new Broadway musical; director Tina Landau; Lilli Cooper, who plays Sandy Cheeks; Danny Skinner, who plays Patrick; and Brian Ray Norris, who brings Mr. Krabs to life.

Slater chats about taking on the iconic character from his childhood, Cooper discusses crazy costuming and the world-premiere production in Chicago, and Landau opens up about the development process, the design of the show, and the making of the cast album.

Listen to the episode below:

SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical began previews November 6 at the Palace Theatre, with an official opening night set for December 4.

Each episode of The Broadway Cast, hosted by Broadway vet Cameron (Wicked, Aida), features a mix of guests who make Broadway what it is: the stars, the creatives, the notable movers and shakers, and more.

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