PHOTO CALL: The Round Table Is Adorned With Spam, Lots of It, at the Box Office Opening for Spamalot

News   PHOTO CALL: The Round Table Is Adorned With Spam, Lots of It, at the Box Office Opening for Spamalot Lovers of Spam and lovers of Monty Python were in ecstasy the morning of Dec. 6 as Shubert Alley filled with knights, cameras and plenty of American's favorite meat subsitute for the opening of the Spamalot box office.
A knight at the box office opening for Spamalot
A knight at the box office opening for Spamalot

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.

The production is directed by Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle, music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John DuPrez and starring Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


From Top: Mike Nichols; the ribbon cutting; a larger than life can of Spam
From Top: Mike Nichols; the ribbon cutting; a larger than life can of Spam
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