Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Kritzer, and Rob McClure Will Star in SPAMALOT at Kennedy Center

Dan Meyer
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February 28, 2023 10:29 AM

It’s time for audiences to find their grail, again! The Kennedy Center will now present the Tony-winning musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, starring Tony nominee Alex Brightman as Sir Lancelot, Tony James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Leslie Kritzer as Lady of the Lake, and Tony nominee Rob McClure as The Historian.

Performances will run May 12-21 in the Eisenhower Theater, with this production taking place of the planned Kiss of the Spider Woman. Instead, the show will be a Beetlejuice reunion of sorts, given that Brightman, Kritzer, and McClure all starred in the Washington, D.C. out-of-town tryout in the very same theatre as Spamalot.

Josh Rhodes will direct and choreograph Spamalot, having previously helmed The Who’s Tommy as part of Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series. John Bell will music direct the production, which features the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra on stage. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Spamalot follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail, but with singing and dancing on tables, flying cows used as weapons, evil rabbits with magic powers, and more. The show features music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and book and lyrics by Idle, inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the cult favorite film from the ‘70s.

The Kennedy Center production will feature scenic and projection design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Haley Parcher, and wig design by Tom Watson. Casting is by JZ Casting.

 “‘Always look on the bright side of life!’ I am thrilled to round out our Broadway Center Stage season with Spamalot—one of the most hilarious, tuneful musicals in Broadway history with an all-star cast and creative team. I have wanted to produce Spamalot for many years, and to bring this iconic show and team together at this time is pure joy,” said Jeffrey Finn, Broadway Center Stage Artistic Director and the Kennedy Center’s Vice President and Executive Producer of Theater. “I can’t wait for audiences to join us, laugh along, and ‘find your grail’ in the Eisenhower Theater this May.”

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.