FIND YOUR GRAIL! It has just been announced that a film adaptation of the 2005 Tony winning smash hit Monty Python’s Spamalot is in the works. The film (which is technically a remake of the 1975 comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail) will be released from 20th Century Fox.
That’s not all, the SPAMALOT movie will be directed by one of Broadway’s very own…. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon on Broadway, Aladdin – The Musical, Tony nominated again this year for Mean Girls on Broadway, and the upcoming The Prom) will direct and choreograph. For Nicholaw , he is no stranger to SPAMALOT because he was the choreographer for the original production (that earned him his first ever Tony nomination).
SPAMALOT features a score and book by Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle. It’s a parody comedic retelling of the story of King Arthur on his quest to find the Holy Grail.
Following a world premiere run in Chicago, SPAMALOT arrived on Broadway in 2005 at the Shubert Theatre playing a total of 1,610 performances. It was nominated for 14 Tony Awards winning 3 including Best Musical. The original cast consisted of….
Tony nominee and Emmy winner Tim Curry as “King Arthur”,
Tony winner Sara Ramirez as “The Lady of The Lake”,
Tony winner Michael McGrath as “Patsy”,
Tony winner David Hyde-Pierce as “Sir Robin”,
Emmy winner Hank Azaria as “Sir Lancelot”,
Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as “Sir Galahad”,
Steve Rosen as “Sir Bedevere”,
& Tony winner Christian Borle as “Herbert” / “The Historian”.
Following the success of Broadway, the show went on to become a Worldwide hit musical in London’s West End, Australia, and more.
This is a great reason why we should ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE. Get your Coconuts ready!!!
The Tony-winning play Spamalot, written by Eric Idle and based on the comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will be brought to the big screen by Fox, Idle and the director of the Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls.
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