Something Rotten!

Thursday, January 4, 8 p.m., $37-$102

PHOTO COURTESY OF jeremy daniel

Sometimes the greatest innovations come out of competition. And when you’re competing with the Bard, you’d better have something special up your sleeve. This Tony-nominated comedy tells the story of the Bottom brothers (a Shakespeare nod in itself?), a pair of thespians with a problem common to entertainers: trying to get their big break. Set in the late 1500s, the two set off on a new project in competition with Shakespeare, and end up inventing the musical. Show runs through 1/7. 1301 L Street,