The search for the grail continues, on Broadway this fall!
Direct from a sold out run at the Kennedy Center, producer Jeffrey Finn (Vice President & Executive Producer of Theater and Artistic Director, Broadway Center Stage at The Kennedy Center) announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Performances begin Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and the official opening knight is Thursday, November 16, 2023.
SPAMALOT will be the first production from the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series to transfer to Broadway since its inception in 2018 under Finn’s leadership. Josh Rhodes (Bright Star, Cinderella) will return from the Kennedy Center production to direct and choreograph on Broadway. The musical, which first galloped onto Broadway in 2005, features a book & lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. The original Broadway production was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards and won three, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake) and featured choreography by Casey Nicholaw.
"I’m thrilled to see SPAMALOT back on Broadway,” said Eric Idle. “More than ever, it seems we need a good laugh and it's inspiring to see audiences still embracing this, the most happy of shows I have ever worked on. So put the News Cycle on Rinse Cycle and take a couple of hours to relax with the Lady of the Lake, King Arthur and the Knights Who Say Ni because we're not dead yet!" “As we near the almost 20th anniversary of the original production, it is a great honor to restore SPAMALOT’s place on Broadway for fans who have longed for its return and for new audiences to meet the Knights of the Round Table for the first time,” said producer Jeffrey Finn. “I’m thrilled to continue the Kennedy Center’s legacy of bringing great productions from D.C. to audiences in the town that never sleeps – Camelot!...I mean, New York!” Lovingly ripped from the film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT has everything that makes a great knight at the theatre, from flying cows to killer rabbits, British royalty to French taunters, dancing girls, rubbery shrubbery, and of course, the lady of the lake.
SPAMALOT features well-known song titles such as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This,” “Find Your Grail” and more that have become beloved classics in the musical theatre canon. We’ll consider announcing casting and additional creative team at a later date. TICKETS: The Fan Pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, August 8th at 10AM ET. Sign up now via the Spamalot website for exclusive first access to tickets. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 9 at 10AM ET. To continue your quest to purchase tickets, please visit SpamalotTheMusical.com.