EW reported that Nickelodeon "confirmed" a SpongeBob SquarePants musical is being developed for a potential Broadway run, with a score provided by a mixture of classic and contemporary rockers from Aerosmith and T.I., to Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum and John Legend.
The network revealed the show's opening number, "Bikini Bottom Day," during Feb. 25 upfronts.
The production would be directed by Tina Landau (Superior Donuts, Bells Are Ringing).
#Spongebob is coming to Broadway #nickupfront pic.twitter.com/dyp2w4vrOzStephen Hillenburg's cartoon debuted in 1999, and its second feature film, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" was released Jan. 28.
— Jeanine Poggi (@jpoggi) February 25, 2015
The series is known for its anarchic humor, telling the story of a perpetually cheerful sponge who "lives in a pineapple under the sea," in a town called Bikini Bottom, and has adventures with his dimwitted starfish friend Patrick and dour co-worker, a squid named Squidward.