Spamalot returns to Broadway this fall in the first revival of the Tony Award-winning musical.
Transferring to Broadway after a May run at the Kennedy Center, the production will run at the St. James Theater beginning Oct. 31, with an opening night scheduled for Nov. 16. The show originally ran on Broadway from 2005 to 2009 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The musical, which is an adaptation of the 1975 film. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, and music by John Du Prez and Idle. The original Broadway production was directed by Mike Nichols and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Josh Rhodes, who directed the Kennedy Center production, directs and choreographs it on Broadway.
The casting has not yet been announced. The Kennedy Center run featured Alex Brightman (beetlejuice) as Sir Lancelot, James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) as King Arthur, Leslie Rodríguez Kritzer (beetlejuice) as Lady of the Lake and Rob McClure (Lady. doubtfire) as The Historian.
This is the first production of the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series, headlined by Jeffrey Finn, to transfer to Broadway.
It will add to a season of great musical revivals, including Stephen Sondheim’s. joyfully we rollstarring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, the magician, starring Wayne Brady and Cabaretwho has not yet announced a casting call.
Spamalot takes the St. James Theater from the musical New York, New York, which closed on July 30, a week after making the announcement.