The production is set to begin performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on the 31st October 2023.
It has been announced that Taran Killam will join the Broadway company of Spamalot as Lancelot when the production begins previews on Broadway. He will play the role until the 9th January 2024, when Alex Brightman will take over the role, reprising his run from the Kennedy Center production.
Taran Killam most recently appeared in the film River Wild.On stage, he’s appeared as King George III in the Broadway production of Hamilton and the Dentist in the Encores! production of Little Shop of Horrors. Alex Brightman is a writer and two-time Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days.
He will be joining the previously announced: Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) as Patsy, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Beetlejuice) as The Lady of the Lake, Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot) as Sir Bedevere, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (“Shrinking,” Torch Song) as Sir Robin and Nik Walker (Hamilton) as Sir Galahad.
Lovingly ripped from the film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot has everything that makes a great knight at the theatre, from flying cows to killer rabbits, British royalty to French taunters, dancing girls, rubbery shrubbery, and of course, the lady of the lake.
The musical first appeared on Broadway in 2005 and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning three, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Featured Actress (Sara Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake). It features the well known songs such as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This,” “Find Your Grail”.
Meanwhile, the creative team behind this revival includes: scenic and projection design by Paul Tate DePoo III, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada & Haley Parcher, wig design by Tom Watson and music direction by John Bell.
To find out more visit: https://spamalotthemusical.com/