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David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors and other artists are contributing new songs to a Spongebob Squarepants musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, other artists contributing songs include Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, T.I., Jonathon Coulton, They Might Be Giants, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T's, and Lady Antebellum. The musical is directed and co-conceived by Tina Landau who said:
I was drawn to this project not only for its wild theatrical possibility, but also because I felt SpongeBob, at its core, is a layered and hilarious ensemble comedy. SpongeBob himself is of course its center and beating heart -- the eternal innocent in a sea of cynics. He's also the classic underdog hero, and so our production sets him on a hero's journey with real stakes, all the while retaining the show's trippy humor and irreverence. We're taking our leads from the TV show but this is an original story, with an original design approach, and original songs written just for the occasion by an amazing array of songwriters. We will present the world of Bikini Bottom and its characters in a whole new way that can only be achieved in the live medium of the theatre.The Spongebob musical will premiere in June, 2016 at Chicago's Oriental Theatre before moving to Broadway in the fall.
Perhaps you've noticed that Pharrell has been having a huge moment over the past year or two, thanks to "Get Lucky," "Happy," "Blurred Lines" and whatever else the man with the peculiar taste in hats has been up to. He hasn't hesitated to remind everyone that he's been at it for years though, bringing out Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Nelly and more at Coachella to perform the massive hits he produced for them in the early 2000s, and bringing out the members of his long-running group N.E.R.D. at Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.
Now he's making new music with N.E.R.D. too, including three songs for the soundtrack of the upcoming Spongebob movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The movie comes out February 6, and will feature new N.E.R.D. songs "Squeeze Me," "Patrick Star," and "Sandy Squirrel," the first of which you can now stream below via Spotify.
Film trailer below too...
photos by Sachyn Mital
Though we don't have any shots of Staten Island's PS 22 Chorus (my personal highlight of the parade), or of the float with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (Questlove's Instagrams HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE), the Smurfs, Spongebob, hip hop pop star Flo Rida, country music's Trace Adkins, Don McLean (bye bye Miss American Pie), Oda Mae aka Whoopi Goldberg, Santa Claus and more are prominently featured in our set of 2012 NYC Thankgiving Day Parade photos. Check out the rest below...