‘Spamalot’ to close on Broadway

The production is the first revival of the musical adapted from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and it opened at the St. James Theatre in October.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

It is not dead quite yet. Spamalot has set its Broadway closing date, with its final performance set for April 7 at the St. James Theatre. At the time of closing, the musical will have played for 24 weeks.

Spamalot is adapted from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which spoofs the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the Holy Grail. Monty Python founding member and bookwriter/lyricist Eric Idle co-created the show with John Du Prez, who composed the music.

The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005 and ran until 2009. The current production, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, has run since October 31, 2023 and is the show’s first Broadway revival.

The current cast, who will be with the show at the time of closing, includes James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Jonathan Bennett as Sir Robin, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as The Lady of the Lake, Alex Brightman as Lancelot, Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, Ethan Slater as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, and Nik Walker as Sir Galahad.

New York Theatre Guide’s four-star Spamalot review reads, “Spamalot [...] gives every one of its principal cast members a chance to shine. And shine they do.”

Photo credit: Spamalot on Broadway in 2023. (Photo by Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

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