Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Spamalot The Musical Review And Interviews….
Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways.
One of the musical’s creators, Eric Idle, explained the title in a February 2004 press release:
I like the title Spamalot a lot. We tested it with audiences on my recent US tour and they liked it as much as I did, which is gratifying. After all, they are the ones who will be paying Broadway prices to see the show. It comes from a line in the movie which goes: “we eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot.”
The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million
Spamalot is Belfield’s favourite show after The Producers! He’s travelled the world interviewing it’s Stars in London, New York and Las Vegas!
Michael S’berry @ Spamalot Las Vegas….
Michael Siberry is an Australian stage and screen actor. He most recently starred as King Arthur in the National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot. In September 2008, he assumed the role of King Arthur on Broadway.
For the Royal Shakespeare Company, his roles include: Nicholas, Nicholas Nickleby (U.K. & U.S.A.), Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Alsemero in The Changeling, Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well, Jaques in As You Like It.
Television includes Rosemary and Thyme; Victoria & Albert; The Grand; Silent Witness; Highlander: The Raven; Under the Hammer; Sherlock Holmes; Jeeves and Wooster…..
John O’hurley @ Wynn Las Vegas…
John O’Hurley is an American actor, voice actor, author and television personality. He is known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and was host of the game show Family Feud from 2006 to 2010. Alex went to meet him during his run Starring in Spamalot The Musical in Las Vegas
Steve Rosen @ Broadway….
Steve Rosen has starred in Spamalot, Guys & Dolls & The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway.
Alex went to meet him on the Great White Way.
Review updated by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 2014