The Broadway musical version of SpongeBob SquarePants was last night filmed in front of a live audience and will air on Nickelodeon this December.
The SpongeBob Musical has earned dozens of plaudits, including 12 Tony Award nominations, and is currently on tour across the US and Canada, culminating with a final performance in Tampa, Florida next July. New tour dates are scheduled to be announced.
"What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants than to bring this wildly imaginative Broadway musical to Nickelodeon for a wider audience," says Rob Bagshaw, EVP of Nickelodeon Live Events, Unscripted and Live Events.
"We could not be more excited that fans and families of all ages will now have the opportunity to experience live actors portraying these beloved characters in a whole new way with The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!"
An eclectic mix of Grammy-Award winning music stars have penned original songs for the musical. They range from John Legend to Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, Cyndi Lauper, and pop punk rockers Panic! At The Disco.