The new musical is based on the hugely popular 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." In keeping with tradition regarding all things Python, the event was unique to say the least. Larger than life costumes of Spam cans and men dressed as knights lined the sidewalk of 44th Street in Manhattan, while director Mike Nichols sampled some of the featured product.
With the ribbon cutting, tickets for the Broadway run of the show officially went on sale. Spamalot first plays a try-out in Chicago Dec 21 - Jan. 23, 2005, then begins previews in New York City on Feb. 14, with an opening night scheduled for Mar. 17.
Photos are by Aubrey Reuben