Following the cancellation of the planned run of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center has revealed they will product a new production of Monty Python's Spamalot with an all-star cast. The Tony-winning musical will play the venue's Eisenhower Theater May 12-21.
And in the cast, it's (mostly) a Beetlejuice reunion. Alex Brightman will star as Sir Lancelot with Leslie Kritzer as The Lady of the Lake and Rob McClure as The Historian. They'll be joined by Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur.
The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2005, features music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle and a book and lyrics by Idle. Adapted from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail, complete with coconut-shell horse hooves, shrubbery, the Knights Who Say "Ni!," and more. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Josh Rhodes (Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You) will direct and choreograph the Kennedy Center production, with John Bell (Into the Woods) music directing. The creative team will also include scenic and projection designer Paul Tate dePoo III, costume designer Jen Caprio, lighting designer Cory Pattak, sound designer Haley Parcher, and wig designer Tom Watson. Casting is by JZ Casting.
Tickets for the run go on sale to Kennedy Center members March 1, and to the public March 2. Visit Kennedy-Center.org.
Take a look at photos from the Broadway run of Spamalot: