By Andrew Gans
13 Jul 2008
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
When it closes at the end of its current contract, the Tony Award-winning musical will have played 519 performances.
"Closing in Las Vegas," according to a show spokesperon, "will allow Monty Python's Spamalot to pursue opportunities elsewhere which had been precluded by the show's agreement with Wynn Las Vegas."
The award-winning musical — currently starring John O'Hurley as King Arthur and Erica Ash as The Lady of the Lake — began performances March 8, 2007, at Wynn Las Vegas' Grail Theatre and officially opened March 27. The principal cast also currently includes Harry Bouvy, Aaron De Jesus, James Ludwig, Randal Keith, Mika Duncan and Josh Grisetti.
Spamalot continues to play on Broadway, in London's West End and on a U.S. national tour.
The musical 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.
Spamalot earned the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and took home honors for direction (Mike Nichols) and one of its stars (Sara Ramirez).
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