PYTHON'S SPAMALOT ANNOUNCES MORE PLAYERS
August 25 2004
PRITHEE! EVEN MORE NEWS FROM AFAR!
“MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT”
ANNOUNCES MORE PLAYERS
Summer surf may be on its way out with the tide, but Monty Python's SPAMALOT has a tsunami of serfs (and maidens, and Frenchmen) to announce. The 23-member ensemble will include Brad Bradley (Annie Get Your Gun), Thomas Cannizzaro (Cabaret), Kevin Covert, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (On the Town), Jennifer Frankel (Chicago), Lisa Gajda (Movin’ Out), Jenny Hill (Seussical), Emily Hsu (Flower Drum Song), Abbey O'Brien, Ariel Reid, Pamela Remler (Chicago), Greg Reuter (Chicago), Brian Shepard (Annie Get Your Gun), Rick Spaans (Annie Get Your Gun), and Scott Taylor (Contact). They will join stars David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria, Douglas Sills, Michael McGrath, Steve Rosen and Sara Ramirez in the new musical.
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the new musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, begins previews at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th St.) on February 7, 2005 and opens on March 10, 2005. SPAMALOT will arrive on Broadway following a four-week World Premiere engagement at Chicago’s Shubert Theatre (December 21, 2004 - January 16, 2005).
Directed by Mike Nichols, SPAMALOT features a book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with an entirely new score featuring music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, along with three songs from the 1975 film.