Spamalot Ends Las Vegas Run July 13
By Andrew Gans
The Las Vegas production of Monty Python's Spamalot — directed by Tony winner Mike Nichols — plays its final performance at Wynn Las Vegas July 13.
"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.
Spamalot features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is based on the screenplay of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
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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