If You Love I Love Lucy, You Owe It To Yourself to See Something Rotten!

March 2nd, 2016 by

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By now you know the basic premise of the Tony-nominated, LOL musical Something Rotten!—It’s the 1590s and Nick and Nigel Bottom create the first musical in hopes of eclipsing their professional nemesis, William Shakespeare. (Clip begins at 1:58)


But the show's side plot about Nick Bottom and his wife, Bea, is legit straight out of America’s most beloved sitcom, I Love Lucy. Here’s why fans of the classic TV comedy should get over to the St. James to enjoy a Lucy episode live.

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Photo by Joan Marcus & CBS


So in Something Rotten!, Nick Bottom (Brian d’Arcy James) is in a bit of trouble (financially and career-wise) but his pride won’t allow him to let his super capable wife, Bea (Heidi Blickenstaff), step in to help him out.

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Even though she sings this amazing song all about how she can save the day. It's like if Lucy could belt (#MameShade).


Nick still says no, and very much like Lucy trying to be in Ricky’s show, Bea has no choice but to take matters into her own hands.

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Cut to Bea donning a ton of disguises, some accents, and being all-around hilarious in the hopes of helping her hubby.

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Photo by Broadway.com


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And like Ricky Ricardo, Nick Bottom is a stubborn man who truly believes he doesn’t need the much-needed help.

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But eventually he comes to his senses; and like any great episode of Lucy, Nick and Bea share a happy ending while the audience enjoys some full-out belly laughs in the process.

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See I Love Bea Something Rotten! at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.