Monty Python’s Spamalot ist ein Musical, das musikalisch liebevoll aus dem Film Monty Python und der Heilige Gral herausgezogen wurde. Buch und Liedtexte stammen von Eric Idle, die Musik von John du Prez & Eric Idle. Aus dem Original-Drehbuch von Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
The Knights of King Arthur’s Round Table go questing for the Holy Grail but find their path thwarted by … flying cows? Evil rabbits? Vegas showgirls? Terrifying knights who say “Ni”?
No this isn't “ye olde” King Arthur of British myth. Rather it’s “Spamalot,” the Arthurian legend as roughed up by comedian Eric Idle and his fellow members of Monty Python, that irreverent, quirky, absurdist British comedy troupe.
Idle was the sparkplug responsible for transforming the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” into the Broadway musical. With a book by Idle (that he says he “lovingly ripped off” from the movie), and with music and lyrics by Idle and John Du Prez, the play won three Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Musical.
The Playhouse cast includes Robert O. Dimsey as King Arthur, Danny Crile as Sir Robin, Robert Baldwin as Sir Lancelot, Henry Orlowski as Patsy, Terence Van Auken as Sir Galahad, Jack Rose as Sir Bedevere, Alexa Baldwin as the Lady of the Lake and Daniel Olszewski as Prince Herbert/Not Dead Fred.
Director is Kathy Thompson, musical director is Ben Beck and choreographer is Anthony Romeo.
The play features live music.
Also starring Rip Pellaton, Carrie Van Tol, Darian Parks, Johnathan Foege, Jonathan Gyo Gamble, Stephanie Siegel, Robert Siegel, Carrie Mae Holliman, Merrill Hendler, Mariel Kitaif, Allison McKinney Maxwell, Jenna Blaine and Adrian K. Marshall.
Costumes by Kim Fienberg.