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Mon 2 Oct 2006

Monty Python's Spamalot:
Chris Hoch plays Sir Lancealot

 Chris Hoch

Chris Hoch will assume the role of Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot on 3 Oct 2006. He assumes the role from Steve Kazee who made his final performance on 1 Oct 2006.

Chris Hoch has been the understudy for the roles of Arthur, Lancelot, Galahad, Robin and Bedevere in the Broadway musical.

Hoch made his Broadway debut in 2002 when he played the character of Gaston in Walt Disney's Beauty and t.he Beast (1994). His other Broadway credit includes playing Arthur Holmwood in Dracula, the Musical (2004).

Spamalot's cast includes Harry Groener (King Arthur), Martin Moran (Sir Robin), Lewis Cleale, (Sir Dennis Galahad), Michael McGrath (Patsy), Steve Rosen (Sir Bedevere), Lauren Kennedy (The Lady of the Lake) and Christian Borle (Historian and Prince Herbert).

Jonathan Hadary and Marin Mazzie assume the roles of King Arthur and The Lady of the Lake, respectively, on 31 Oct 2006.

Spamalot, opened at Shubert Theatre on the 17 Mar 2005 following previews from the 14 Feb 2005. The show is currently booking to 27 May 2007.

Spamalot, a new musical ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy teams most popular motion picture, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', 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.

The musical opened to excellent notices. The New York Post wrote "Bloody fantastic. Gorgeously silly. Superlative and better.� The USA Today said "Somewhere on the mythical Isle of Avalon, King Arthur is rolling over in his grave � and laughing till his armor rattles." and NewsDay printed "Eric Idle and Mike Nichols have indeed fashioned a Holy Grail of a big, crowd-pleasing Broadway musical comedy. The show slays 'em like Excalibur."

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The musical features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight.

Spamalot, is produced on Broadway by Ostar Boyett Productions. The production is directed by Mike Nichols; choreographed by Casey Nicholaw; sets and costumes by Tim Hatley; lighting by Hugh Vanstone ; and musical direction by Todd Ellison.

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