Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas Previews Start Tonight (March 8)
LAS VEGAS, March 8, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Previews start tonight for the award-winning Monty Python's SPAMALOT starring John O'Hurley at Wynn Las Vegas, prior to an official opening on March 31.
Featuring a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, SPAMALOT is based on the screenplay of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
SPAMALOT stars John O'Hurley, best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld." O'Hurley was the ultimate champion on season one of "Dancing with the Stars" and is the new host of "Family Feud." O'Hurley, who has worked on stage throughout his career, starred on Broadway in "Chicago," as Billy Flynn.
Nikki Crawford plays The Lady of the Lake. The principal cast also includes Harry Bouvy as Sir Robin, Justin Brill as Patsy, J. Anthony Crane as Lancelot, Randal Keith as Bedevere, Edward Staudenmayer as Galahad, and Steven Strafford as Prince Herbert.
The ensemble cast includes Carol Bentley, Richard Costa, Nikki Della Penta, Mika Duncan, Semhar Ghebremichael, Ashley Hull, Bryan Lefeber, Jeff McLean, Robert Moffat, Keewa Nurullah, Michael O'Donnell, Candy Olsen, Victoria Pence, Billy Sprague, Jr., Julie Taber, Kevin Worley, and Carmen Yurich.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, a killer rabbit and one legless knight.
Mike Nichols has been acclaimed as one of the great American directors in film, theater and television. His best known movies include "Closer," "Primary Colors," "The Birdcage," "Working Girl," "Silkwood," "Carnal Knowledge" and "The Graduate."
Aside from his work with Monty Python in films and on TV, Eric Idle has written a West End play, "Pass the Butler;" three novels, including "The Road to Mars," "The Rutles -- A Mockumentary;" and many songs too rude to mention. He has sung opera, acted in movies, appeared on television and crossed America performing comedy on "The Greedy Bastard Tour." His diary of his 15,000-mile journey by bus was published by Harper Collins. There's no saying what he might do next.
SPAMALOT has been honored with numerous awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Recording and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production has been proclaimed the World's Funniest Show by audiences and critics around the world. "The Sunday Times" (London) says SPAMALOT, "raises silliness to an art form -- glorious, irresistible silliness."
Joel Siegel of WABC-TV and "Good Morning America" said, "I LOVED EVERY MINUTE! They're going to have to reupholster the seats at the theatre once a week, that's how hard you'll be laughing." "The Independent" (London) worried that, "I felt I might actually die of laughter."
In case you've been living under a giant foot for the past 40 years, Monty Python isn't a person, but a group of British actors and writers (and one American) that performed their famous comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC television from 1969 to 1974, with subsequent fame and success. Changing comedy forever, a series of hugely popular motion pictures and live tours made Monty Python and their members into international superstars.
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