Run Away! Monty Python's Spamalot Tour Launches in Boston, March 7

News   Run Away! Monty Python's Spamalot Tour Launches in Boston, March 7 The cross-country quest for the Holy Grail begins as Monty Python's Spamalot begins its national tour at Boston's Colonial Theatre. The first stop on the national tour hits the Massachusetts stage March 7 for a run through April 15.

Michael Siberry (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby) heads the cast as King Arthur. He will be joined by Bradley Dean (Man of La Mancha) as Sir Galahad, Tom Deckman (Good Vibrations) as the Historian, Jeff Dumas (Wicked) as Patsy, Pia C. Glenn (The Frogs) as the Lady of the Lake, Christopher Gurr as Sir Bedevere, Richard Holmes (The Pillowman) as Sir Lancelot and David Turner (In My Life) as Sir Robin.

The company for the tour of the Tony-winning musical will also feature Kevin Burrows, Kevin Crewell, Callie Carter, Tim Federle, Robyn Hurder, Naomi Kakuk, Amanda Kloots, Gavin Lodge, Nikki Long, Justin Patterson, Mia Price, Darryl Semira, Christopher Sutton, Esther Stilwell, Paula Wise, Brandi Wooten and Craig Waletzko.

Monty Python's Spamalot has announced an upcoming London West End staging at the Palace Theatre (starting Oct. 2) and a Las Vegas run at the Wynn Las Vegas resort (slated for 2007).

Following its launch from Boston, the tour will make stops at:

  • Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (April 19-June 4)
  • Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre (June 6-July 9)
  • Toronto's Canon Theatre (July 12-Sept. 10) 
  • Pittsburgh CLO's Benedum Center (Sept. 19-Oct. 1)
  • Charlotte's Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Nov. 28-Dec. 10)
  • Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center (Jan. 9-21, 2007)
  • Atlanta's Fox Theatre (Feb. 20-March 4, 2007).
  • Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre (March 6-18, 2007)
  • Philadelphia's Kimmel Center (March 20-25, 2007)
  • Houston's Theatre Under The Stars (May 22-June 17, 2007)
  • Kansas City's Music Hall (Aug. 14-19, 2007)

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    * Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Angels in America") directs the show inspired by the 1975 feature film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" which landed at Broadway's Shubert Theatre for a St. Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, 2005) start and a St. Patrick's Day (March 17) opening.

    The self-proclaimed "lovingly ripped-off" show features a book by Eric Idle based on the screenplay he co-wrote with Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The score features music and lyrics by Idle and composer John Du Prez ("A Fish Called Wanda") and also includes songs ("Brave Sir Robin" and "Knights of the Round Table") from the original film as well as Python signature "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

    Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest from God (voiced by a familiar actor) for the Holy Grail - with a short stop in the dazzling Spam-filled land of Camelot.

    The musical earned 14 nominations for the 2005 Tony Awards, winning prizes for Best Musical, Best Direction (Mike Nichols) and Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez). The original Broadway cast album earned the 2006 Grammy Award in the Best Musical Show Album category.

    The design team for Spamalot features Tim Hatley (set, costume), Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gregory Meeh (special effects) and ACME Sound Partners (sound).

    The show website can be found at www.montypythonsspamalot.com.

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