Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York to Star in Ogunquit Spamalot

News   Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York to Star in Ogunquit Spamalot
 
Initial casting has been announced for the Ogunquit Playhouse's upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot, which runs Aug. 18-Sept. 11 at the Maine venue.

Rachel York
Rachel York

The cast will be headed by Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny," "Days of Our Lives"; Orson's Shadow at Pasadena Playhouse) as King Arthur and Rachel York (Broadway's City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria, Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as the Lady of the Lake.

Spamalot features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric 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, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

The musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest from God for the Holy Grail — with a short stop in the dazzling Spam-filled land of Camelot.

Spamalot earned the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and took home honors for direction (Mike Nichols) and one of its stars (Sara Ramirez).

Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, ended its reign at Broadway's Shubert Theatre Jan. 11, 2009.

The summer season kicked off June 9 with the award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone,  and continues with The Sound of Music (through July 24), Sunset Boulevard (July 28-Aug. 14), Monty Python's Spamalot (Aug. 18-Sept. 11) and Chicago (Sept. 15-Oct. 24).

For more information visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call (207) 646-5511.

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