“SpongeBob SquarePants” Musical Heads to Broadway With Original Songs From Lady Antebellum, David Bowie, Steven Tyler & More

“SpongeBob SquarePants” Musical Heads to Broadway With Original Songs From Lady Antebellum, David Bowie, Steven Tyler & More

SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and the rest of the motley crew from Bikini Bottom will hit the Broadway stage on November 6 for the opening of The SpongeBob Musical.

According to the musical’s press release, SpongeBob and his crew have their hands full as they face total annihilation in their undersea world. But just when all hope seems lost, “a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.”

Directed by Tina Landau, The SpongeBob Musical features original songs from a bevy of artists, including David Bowie, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and Lady Antebellum, whose offering, “Chop to the Top,” is performed as SpongeBob and Sandy climb a mountain.

Other artists who penned original songs include Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I.

The new musical had a Chicago run during the summer of 2016, and now the show will open at Broadway’s The Palace Theatre on December 4, with previews beginning on November 6. Tickets go on sale on June 26.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell