Next June will see the stage debut of The SpongeBob Musical, which producers have dubbed as “a rousing tale of a simple sea sponge who faces the unfathomable“. Information has been released that David Bowie will be contributing original music to be used in scoring the production. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will also join the impressively large roster of artists contributing towards the musical’s score.
The SpongeBob Squarepants franchise is no stranger to calling in help from big musical acts. N.E.R.D were recruited for soundtrack duties on the feature length SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water and Bowie himself has already contributed his voice as the character of Lord Royal Highness for the TV show. The musical will make its debut in Chicago from June 7 – July 3, 2016 before heading to Broadway in 2016-2017.