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Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James to star in 'Something Rotten!'

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Broadway and Smash veterans Christian Borle and Brian d’Arcy James are set to star in the upcoming Broadway musical Something Rotten!, about musical theater in the time of Shakespeare. 

Borle, who has appeared in NBC’s live musicals, won a Tony for his work in Peter and the Starcatcher, while two-time Tony nominee d’Arcy James starred in Shrek The Musical. d’Arcy James will play Nick Bottom, one half of a team of brothers who attempt to write the first musical. Borle will play the Bard himself.

Previews begin March 23.