Met dank aan de Daily Llama: de Holy Grail komt naar broadway als musical: Spamalot. Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) speelt één van de hoofdrollen.

 “Directed by Mike Nichols, SPAMALOT features a book by Eric Idle, 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, with an entirely new score featuring music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, along with three songs from the 1975 film.

Three of today’s most celebrated and popular stars of stage and screen will lead the musical quest for the elusive Holy Grail. SPAMALOT will star Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (Sir Robin) who is best known from television’s “Frasier”; two time Tony Award-nominee Tim Curry (King Arthur), who rose to international fame with The Rocky Horror Show and subsequent Rocky Horror Picture Show; and, Hank Azaria (Sir Lancelot), Emmy Award-winner for “The Simpsons” and star of television shows and films. Additional casting will be announced shortly. “

En, helemaal onderin het persbericht:

SPAMALOT will only play at theatres called Shubert. If someone tries to convince you you’re seeing SPAMALOT, and you find you’re not at a theatre called Shubert, you’re in the wrong place. Now. Run away.”

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