King O'Hurley Gets His Court for Las Vegas Spamalot Run

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The complete cast who will join newly crowned King Arthur, John O'Hurley, in the upcoming Las Vegas production of the Tony Award-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot has been announced.
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The Nevada run begins March 8 and opens March 31 at Wynn Las Vegas' Grail Theatre.

Playbill previously reported that Nikki Crawford (The Ten Commandments, Play On!) will play The Lady of the Lake, and Harry Bouvy (Carmen Ghia on The Producers tour, Silence! the musical) will take on the role of Sir Robin. has learned that Justin Brill (who will play Patsy) is also among the principal cast, which will also feature J. Anthony Crane (Sir Lancelot), Randal Keith (Sir Bedevere), Edward Staudenmayer (Sir Galahad) and Steven Strafford (Prince Herbert).

The ensemble cast includes Carol Bentley, Richard Costa, Nikki Della Penta, Mika Duncan, Semhar Ghebremichael, Ashley Hull, Bryan Lefeber, Jeff McLean, Robert Moffat, Keewa Nurullah, Michael O'Donnell, Candy Olsen, Victoria Pence, Billy Sprague, Jr., Julie Taber, Kevin Worley and Carmen Yurich.

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 the 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 Best Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez). The original Decca Broadway cast album earned the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

The national tour recently extended its performances across the country through October, and the show continues on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre and in London at the Palace Theatre. Next up, a run at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, Australia will begin in November.

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.

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