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Python’s SPAMALOT, Tony Award Winner, Best
Musical 2005 returns to St. Louis for
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will play the
Fabulous Fox Theatre January 7-9, 2011
Louis, MO / November 29, 2010 – The Tony
Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty
Python's SPAMALOT, will return to St. Louis,
MO for a limited five-show engagement
January 7-9, 2011 at the Fabulous Fox
Lovingly "ripped-off" from the
internationally famous comedy team's most
popular motion picture, Monty Python and the
Holy Grail, Monty Python's SPAMALOT is the
winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including
Best Musical and Best Director (Mike
Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and
Outer Critics Circle awards for Best
original cast recording of Monty Python's
SPAMALOT won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best
Musical Show Album.
on the Tony Award winning direction of Mike
Nichols and the riotous choreography of
Casey Nicholaw, Monty Python's SPAMALOT
features a book by Eric Idle, 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, with
music and lyrics bythe Grammy Award-winning
team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur
and the Knights of the Round Table, and
their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty
Python's SPAMALOT features a chorus line of
dancing divas and knights, flatulent
Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless
Python's SPAMALOT is produced by Stephen B.
Kane, Michael McFadden and Phoenix
Nichols has been acclaimed as one of the
great American directors in film, theater
and television. He has won the Academy Award
and eight Tony Awards.
recently received the Directors' Guild of
America Award for Lifetime Achievement as
well as a DGA Award for the direction of the
HBO adaptation of Angels in America.
Nicholaw’s outstanding work on Monty
Python's SPAMALOT earned him nominations for
the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle
Award and the Drama Desk Award.
followed up Monty Python's SPAMALOT with
another smash hit Broadway musical, The
DrowsyChaperone for which he earned numerous
nominations as director and choreographer.
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 televisionand crossed America
performing comedy on The Greedy Bastard
diary of his 15,000 mile journey by bus was
recently published by Harper Collins, and
his long awaited sequel The Rutles2: Can't
Buy Me Lunch was released by Warner Video in
March. There's no saying what he might do
Du Prez has composed over 20 feature film
scores including A Fish Called Wanda, A
Private Function, The Meaning of Life,
Personal Services, UHF, and Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles I, II & III.
worked with Eric Idle since 1978.
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 the BBC
from 1969 to 1974, with subsequent
international fame and success.