Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming Broadway revival of Monty Python's Spamalot, beginning performances October 31 ahead of a November 16 opening night at the St. James Theatre. The revival, billed as a "limited engagement (probably)," is currently scheduled to continue through April 28, 2024. Josh Rhodes is directing and choreographing after staging the production's premiere at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.
As previously announced, the production will star SNL alum Taran Killam as Lancelot, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) as Patsy, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Beetlejuice) as The Lady of the Lake, Tony 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.
Alex Brightman, who starred in the Kennedy Center run earlier this year (alongside Iglehart, Kritzer, Smagula, Urie, and Walker), will take over as Lancelot beginning January 9, 2024.
Newly announced for the Broadway company are David Josefsberg, Graham Stevens, Daniel Beeman, Maria Briggs, Gabriella Enriquez, Michael Fatica, Denis Lambert, Shina Ann Morris, Kaylee Olson, Kristin Piro, Drew Redington, Tyler Roberts, Anju Cloud, Darrell T. Joe, Lily Kaufmann, and Charlie Sutton.
The work features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by Idle and John Du Prez, "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Its first Broadway outing earned 14 Tony nods and won three, including Best Musical. The musical follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail, complete with coconut-shell horse hooves, shrubbery, the Knights Who Say "Ni!," and more.
The transfer marks the first production from Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage series to make it to Broadway. Jeffrey Finn, who is the artistic director of the series, is producing the Broadway revival as well.
The production will also have scenic and projection design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada and Haley Parcher, wig design by Tom Watson, and music direction by John Bell. Casting is by JZ Casting.