Vegas Spamalot Finds Its Lady of the Lake and a Knight

News   Vegas Spamalot Finds Its Lady of the Lake and a Knight Nikki Crawford and Harry Bouvy will join John O'Hurley in the upcoming Las Vegas production of the Tony Award-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot, Playbill.com has learned.

Crawford (The Ten Commandments, Play On!) will play The Lady of the Lake, a production spokesperson confirmed. Bouvy (Carmen Ghia on The Producers tour, Silence! the musical) will take on the role of Sir Robin, according to the actor's agent.

O'Hurley, who will be crowned King Arthur, is the only casting that has been officially announced. More casting is forthcoming for the run, which begins March 8 and opens March 31 at Wynn Las Vegas' Grail Theatre.

Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Angels in America") directed and Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone) choreographed the show inspired by the 1975 feature film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

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

The musical 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 new score — with music and lyrics by Idle and composer John Du Prez ("A Fish Called Wanda") — 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 took home prizes at the 2005 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction (Nichols) and Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez). The original Decca Broadway cast album earned the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. A national tour currently performs across the country through Aug. 2007 and the show continues on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.

O'Hurley, who recently made his Broadway debut in Chicago, is known to television audiences for his turn on "Seinfeld" as well as his hoofing on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Tickets for the Vegas run of Spamalot at the Grail Theatre in the Wynn Las Vegas resort, located at 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, can be purchased by calling (702) 770 WYNN or toll-free at (888) 320-7110.

For more information visit www.montypythonsspamalot.com or www.wynnlasvegas.com.