The SpongeBob SquarePants musical — featuring original songs by David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, They might Be Giants, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, and others -- is finally coming to Broadway. The musical will be staged at the Palace Theatre with previews starting November 6 and official opening night being December 4. (It had its world premiere last year at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.) Here's the scoop:

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

Tickets for SpongeBob SquarePants go on sale June 26.

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