It opened in April of 2015, with music and lyrics by
Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick...
Set in 1595, it tells the tale of the Bottom Brothers and their struggle
to best the literary god of the moment, Shakespeare.
Referencing everything from
The Music Man to Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
the Soothsayer (played by Brad Oscar)
envisions "A Musical" and soon Nick Bottom (Brian D'Arcy James)
sees how he can top Will...with Omelette (Hamlet?) the Musical.
Brian, one half of the playwriting team of Nick and Nigel Bottom,
facing off with Christian Borle as Will (The Bomb) Shakespeare.
"It's Hard To Be The Bard,"
with Christian Borle
riffing on a Queen's theme.
Christian won both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony for his performance.
Michael James Scott, center, as The Minstrel,
leading the ensemble in the opening number,
"Welcome To The Renaissance."