Spamilton: the little musical parody that could. Originally scheduled to have only 18 performances in New York, the show will have played nine months of performances at The Triad before making the move to a new, more permanent Off-Broadway theatre this summer. Producers have also announced that a Los Angeles premiere of Spamilton set for the fall will kick off a national tour.
The new Off-Broadway production will begin performances at the the 47th Street Theatre/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater—around the corner from Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, where Hamilton is currently playing—June 2 for an open engagement. Penned by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, Spamilton is a musical parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit.
In addition to the Off-Broadway move, Spamilton will get its West Coast premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre beginning November 5. Produced in Los Angeles by Center Theatre Group, Spamilton is scheduled to run through December 31, 2017, with opening set for November 12.
The L.A. staging will launch a national tour with additional cities and dates to be announced.
The hit show is also playing in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret/Studio Theatre. Originally scheduled for 10-week engagement, the parody is now playing an open-ended run in the Windy City.
Alessandrini has announced that he plans to update the show for its Off-Broadway, Chicago and Los Angeles engagements, with references to the current Broadway season.
“We’re very excited about expanding the show a bit,” Alessandrini said in a press statement. “We will also be adding up-to-date references to Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and their impact on the current Broadway season. So look out Glenn Close, Bette Midler, and Evan Hansen!”
In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team of Spamilton includes choreographer Gerry McIntyre, costume designer Dustin Cross, musical arrangers Richard Danley and Fred Barton, and casting director Michael Cassara. The show is produced by John Freedson, Christine Pedi, David Zippel, and Alessandrini.
The New York cast is made up of Nicholas Edwards, Chris Anthony Giles, Juwan Crawley, Dan Rosales, and Lauren Villegas.
Scroll through photos of the New York production below: