Based off of the original 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a comedic musical that parodies the Arthurian Legend. The musical premiered in 2005 on Broadway, directed by Mike Nichols, and has since won a total of three Tony Awards and received 14 Tony Award nominations. Other than Broadway, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” showed productions in London’s West End, Las Vegas, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and other various cities on its North American Tour.
Its successful North American Tour was reason for the play winning three 2007 Touring Broadway Awards, one of which was Best New Musical. This same tour began again in January, 2009 and will conclude October 18th, visiting the cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Tucson, and Costa Mesa.