Saturday, April 20, 2024

Broadway: Look on the Bright Side, Monty Python’s Hilarious Tony Award Winning “Spamalot” Is Coming Back This Fall


Always look on the bright side of life, and you’ll be rewarded.

“Spamalot” is coming back to Broadway.

The Tony Award winning hilarious musical is exactly what we need right now.

After a 10 performance run at Washington’s Kennedy Center, the Monty Python musical will open in New York in November. Eric Idle wrote the book and lyrics, Idle wrote the music with John DuPrez. This time around, the director is Josh Rhodes. So far it’s a Kennedy Center production. We’re waiting to see which theater it’s going to, and who the New York producers are.

And what a cast! Alex Brightman, Leslie Kritzer, and Rob McClure — all from “Beetlejuice” — plus Tony Award winner James Monroe Inglehart, and Michael Urie.

“Spamalot” won Best Musical at the Tony Awards in 2005. Sara Ramirez won Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and Mike Nichols won Best Director of a Musical.

“Spamalot” will join “Merrily We Roll Along” among musical revivals this season headed for the June 2024 Tony Awards.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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