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‘Spamalot’ revival sets closing date

The Monty Python musical will end its run at the St. James Theatre.

Jonathan Bennett (center) with the cast of “Spamalot,” 2024 (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

The Broadway revival of “Spamalot” will conclude its run on April 7. “Spamalot” began previews on Nov. 16, 2023, and officially opened on Oct. 31 at the St. James Theatre. By closing, the production will have played by 17 previews and 164 regular performances. A national tour is expected to launch in Sept. 2025.

Josh Rhodes directs and choreographs the production, which began in May 2023 as part of the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage program; this revival is that series’ first to move to Broadway.

With a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Idle, “Spamalot” is based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The original Broadway production of “Spamalot” won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The revival’s current principal cast includes James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as the Lady of the Lake, Ethan Slater as the Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, Jonathan Bennett as Sir Robin, Nik Walker as Sir Galahad and Alex Brightman as Sir Lancelot. Steve Martin voices the role of God.

Rounding out the 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. Casting is by JZ Casting.

The revival’s creative team includes music director John Bell, orchestrator Larry Hochman, scenic and projection designer Paul Tate dePoo III, costume designer Jen Caprio, lighting designer Cory Pattak, sound designers Kai Harada and Haley Parcher and wig designer Tom Watson. Production stage management is by Matthew Lacey with general management by RCI Theatricals.

“I am so proud of the entire cast, creative team, musicians and crew for their hard work and for delivering the highest level of joy and laughter back on Broadway when we need this more than ever,” said producer Jeffrey Finn in a statement. “I’m also honored to continue the long legacy of Kennedy Center productions transferring to Broadway so audiences beyond D.C. can experience this glorious production of ‘Spamalot’ at the St. James Theatre.”

Finn is the vice president and executive producer of theater and the artistic director of the Broadway Center Stage series at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center.