Spamalot, the Tony-winning musical “lovingly ripped off” from cult flick Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will play its final Broadway performance on January 18, 2009. At the time of its closing, the show will have played 1,582 performances and 35 previews at the Shubert Theatre.This is especially sad because I haven't seen the darn thing yet! I was planning to catch it this Spring, but I had to cancel my trip at the last minute. Luckily, there's still time!
The musical comedy features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The End Is Near For "Spamalot"
Sad but true - the long-running Broadway show Spamalot will be shutting down early next year. Here's an excerpt from the story at Broadway.com: