SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical will end its Broadway run September 16 at the Palace Theatre. The new musical featuring a score by a roster of pop and rock hit-makers, including Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Panic! At the Disco, and David Bowie, opened December 4.
The production’s Broadway run is cut short, in part, due to the fact that it is losing its home. The 105-year old Palace Theatre will close temporarily as part of a $4.2 billion real estate deal that will redevelop the site, including the Double Tree Hotel which was constructed around the Palace in the 1990s.
The Palace’s interior, which is protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, will remain intact, while the entire structure will be elevated 29 feet from street level. The Palace will get a new lobby, dressing rooms, elevators, and a new LED marquee for the theatre.