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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ Units Fall Broadway Return – Deadline

Monty Python’s Spamalot is heading again to Broadway this fall. The revival, which follows a sold-out run on the Kennedy Heart in Washington, D.C., begins previews Tuesday, October 31, on the St. James Theatre, with an official opening evening of November 16.

“I’m thrilled to see Spamalot again on Broadway,” stated Eric Idle, who wrote the present’s guide and lyrics and co-wrote the music with John Du Prez, in a press release. “Greater than ever, it appears we want a great snigger and it’s inspiring to see audiences nonetheless embracing this, essentially the most comfortable of exhibits I’ve ever labored on. So put the Information Cycle on Rinse Cycle and take a few hours to chill out with the Girl of the Lake, King Arthur and the Knights Who Say Ni as a result of we’re not lifeless but!”

The present will mark the primary manufacturing from the Kennedy Heart’s Broadway Heart Stage collection to switch to Broadway since its inception in 2018 underneath the management of Jeffrey Finn, who would be the musical’s producer on Broadway.

Josh Rhodes (Shiny Star, Cinderella) will direct and choreograph, as he did with the Kennedy Heart manufacturing. Casting and extra artistic staff can be introduced later.

The musical was first produced on Broadway in 2005 and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, successful three – Greatest Musical, Greatest Path of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Greatest Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez). Casey Nicholaw choreographed.

In a press release, producer Finn stated, “As we close to the virtually twentieth anniversary of the unique manufacturing, it’s a nice honor to revive Spamalot‘s place on Broadway for followers who’ve longed for its return and for brand new audiences to satisfy the Knights of the Spherical Desk for the primary time.”

Based mostly on the 1975 movie comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot units the Arthurian legend – full with, because the synopsis reminds, every thing “from flying cows to killer rabbits,” to such tunes because the film’s traditional “At all times Look on the Shiny Aspect of Life” in addition to “The Music That Goes Like This,” “Discover Your Grail” and “Run Away,” amongst many others.

Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre was most just lately house to the musical New York, New York, which closed early on July 30 following a disappointing four-month run.

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