Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ Broadway Return

After a successful run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. earlier this year, the beloved musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is set to make its triumphant return to Broadway this fall. With performances scheduled to begin at the St. James Theatre on October 31 and an official opening night on November 16, theater enthusiasts and Monty Python fans alike are eagerly anticipating the revival.

A Rejoice for Monty Python Fans

“I’m thrilled to see Spamalot back on Broadway,” said Eric Idle, one of the creators of the show, in a statement. “More than ever, it seems we need a good laugh, and it’s inspiring to see audiences still embracing this, the most joyous of shows I have ever worked on. So put the News Cycle on Rinse Cycle and take a couple of hours to relax with the Lady of the Lake, King Arthur, and the Knights Who Say Ni because we’re not dead yet!”

From Kennedy Center to Broadway

The revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” marks an exciting milestone as it becomes the first production from the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series to transfer to Broadway. Under the leadership of Jeffrey Finn, who is also the musical’s producer on Broadway, the series was launched in 2018 with the aim of bringing outstanding productions from the Kennedy Center to a broader audience on Broadway.

Direction and Choreography

Josh Rhodes, known for his work on Broadway shows such as “Bright Star” and “Cinderella,” will take on the roles of director and choreographer for the Broadway mounting. Rhodes previously directed and choreographed the Kennedy Center production of “Spamalot,” and his talent and experience promise to deliver an exceptional experience for theatergoers.

The Journey of Spamalot

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” first graced the Broadway stage in 2005 and quickly became a fan favorite. The musical received a whopping 14 Tony Award nominations and won three, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Mike Nichols, and Best Featured Actress for Sara Ramirez. The choreography by Casey Nicholaw added to the show’s charm and entertainment value.

A Hilarious Take on the Arthurian Legend

Based on the classic 1975 film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” delivers a humorous and whimsical take on the Arthurian legend. The show incorporates all the iconic elements from the film, including flying cows and killer rabbits, delighting audiences with its absurd and irreverent humor.

Unforgettable Musical Numbers

The musical features a delightful selection of songs that have become beloved classics in their own right. From the iconic “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” originally from the movie, to original tunes like “The Song That Goes Like This,” “Find Your Grail,” and “Run Away,” the music of “Spamalot” is sure to have audiences singing and laughing along.

The St. James Theatre

The St. James Theatre, owned by Jujamcyn Theaters, is the chosen venue for the revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Located in the heart of Broadway in New York City, the St. James Theatre has a rich history of hosting iconic shows and has been a favorite among theater enthusiasts for years.


As “Monty Python’s Spamalot” gears up for its highly anticipated return to Broadway, fans of the show and newcomers alike can look forward to a night filled with laughter, unforgettable musical numbers, and a whimsical journey through the Arthurian legend like no other. The talent of Josh Rhodes as both director and choreographer, along with the captivating story and timeless humor of Monty Python, guarantees an experience that will leave the audience wanting more. So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on this hilarious adventure when “Monty Python’s Spamalot” hits the Broadway stage once again!

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Stevie Flavio
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