On Broadway

When I first heard about Spamalot, I had trepidations. After all, many movies have not survived the transition to the stage or television and the unique humor of Monty Python requires a deft touch. Then, I heard how all five surviving Pythons gathered after reading the Eric Idle script and more or less worked on making it better, lending their support. And then I heard the cast: Tim Curry. David Hyde Pierce. Hank Azaria. Directed by Mike Nichols. OK, then, this might have promise.

The promise was made good and then some.


I joined a gaggle of colleagues last night to see a preview performance (hedging our bets a bit) and we uniformly adored it, most of us complaining about sore muscles from laughing so hard.

As you might be aware, Spamalot adapts the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. All your favorite bits are there: the Knights who say Ni, the killer bunny, the insulting Frenchman, Bring out yer dead!

5 comments

  • Nomi and I really want to get to this show. I hope they release a cast album soon…

  • This is one of those times I’m unhappy to have left New York. By the time the road version of this show reaches Seattle, it will star Peter Scolari, Scott Wolf, and Ru Paul. Fmeh.

    Broadway producers really do need to make a commitment to put their first, most pristine version of the play on video now that the technology is available.

    Anyway, I’m jealous. Good for you.

  • As for Barry Bonds — what you said!

  • darrik

    “Broadway producers really do need to make a commitment to put their first, most pristine version of the play on video now that the technology is available.”

    if they did, I wouldn’t have to pay over $100 for a ticket! lol

  • Caty Tota

    You guys are the 32645 best, thanks so much for the help.