Light Mode

Broadway Welcomes Revival of Monty Python’s Spamalot

Monty Python’s Spamalot is on its way back to Broadway after 14 years since its final bow. The revival will take place at the St. James Theatre on Broadway, with shows starting from October 31 and the official opening on November 16.


We Have a Quest: The Enduring Legacy of Spamalot

The creative brains behind the show are Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The two derived inspiration from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, to craft the book, lyrics, and music for the musical.

After that, Spamalot ran from 2005 to 2009 with 35 previews and 1,575 performances. Its initial Broadway run garnered 14 Tony nominations and bagged three, including the coveted Best Musical award.

- Advertisement -

The whimsical tale follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail, presenting a host of quirky elements including coconut-shell horse hooves, shrubbery, and the enigmatic Knights of Ni.

We’re Not Dead Yet! The Revival’s Production Team Brings Back Familiar Faces

Eric Idle and John Du Prez are returning, along with Josh Rhodes.  Rhodes is directing and choreographing, as he did with original the Kennedy Center run. The series’ artistic director, Jeffrey Finn, will also be producing the Broadway revival. Currently, casting and additional creative team have yet to be announced.

This venture marks the first time a production from the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series will grace the Broadway stage. 

- Advertisement -

Spamalot is sure to be an unforgettable romp for old fans and newcomers alike. In addition, it will be interesting to see how a Monty Python production holds up or is updated for a modern audience.

However, Eric Idle put it best. “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!”


More Like This: 

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Marvel commitments ruled him out of Spamalot movie

Spamalot Lands 14 Tony Nominations (2005)

- Advertisement -