Producers of the Chicago engagement of Spamilton have announced that the parody, originally scheduled to play through May 28, will now have an open-ended run. The production kicked off a 10-week run at Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret/Studio Theatre March 3 and officially opened March 12.
“We feel very fortunate to have found such success here in Chicago with the talented local company we’ve brought together at the Royal George. This Chicago cast is unbelievably great!” commented Spamilton creator Gerard Alessandrini in a statement. “What a way to be welcomed to the Windy City! We can’t wait to see what the summer holds for the success of Spamilton here in Chicago.”
The Chicago cast is made up of Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez, and David Robbins. Chuckie Benson and Ariel Richardson are the understudies for the production.
Scroll through photos from opening night, with special guests Wayne Brady and the cast of Hamilton in Chicago, below:
Wayne Brady and the Cast of Hamilton Chicago at Spamilton Opening Night
Penned by Forbidden Broadway creator Alessandrini, Spamilton is a musical parody of the smash hit Hamilton. The Chicago staging is produced by John Freedson, David Zippel, Alessandrini, Margaret Cotter and Liberty Theatricals, in association with JAM Theatricals.
The show was originally scheduled to run for only 18 performances in New York, but has been extended numerous times at the Triad nightclub in Manhattan where it continues to play.
In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team is made up of choreographer Gerry McIntyre, costume designer Dustin Cross, scenic designer Milo Blue, lighting designer Andy Kloubec, sound designer Matt Reich, prop designer Jamie Karas, wig designer Leah Munsey-Konops, music director Fred Barton, and music arrangers Richard Danley and Fred Barton.
(Updated March 12, 2017)