CASTING NEWS FOR MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Announcing CHRISTIAN SLATER as Sir Galahad
Hollywood Bowl production also stars MERLE DANDRIGE, WARWICK DAVIS, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, ERIC IDLE, CRAIG ROBINSON
Directed by BT McNICHOLL
Conducted by TODD ELLISON
Choreographed by SCOTT TAYLOR
Three performances only – July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015
Single tickets now available
June 4, 2015, Los Angeles – Christian Slater has been announced to play Sir Galahad in the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005.
Monty Python’s Spamalot will also star previously announced Merle Dandridge as The Lady of the Lake, Warwick Davis as Patsy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Sir Robin, Eric Idle as the Historian and Craig Robinson as King Arthur. BT McNicholl will direct. Spamalot will be conducted by Todd Ellison and choreographed by Scott Taylor.
Monty Python’s Spamalot will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl this summer – Friday, July 31, at 8 PM, Saturday, August 1, at 8 PM and Sunday, August 2, at 7:30 PM.
Christian Slater has appeared in a long list of films including Heathers, True Romance, Pump Up the Volume, Very Bad Things, Bobby and Nymphomaniac. Upcoming, he will be seen in The Adderall Diaries and The Wife opposite Glenn Close. On television, he is currently starring in Mr. Robot and also stars as a voice in Archer.
Monty Python’s Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features lusty maidens, dancing divas, a killer rabbit and a legless knight. It has been honored with dozens of awards, including the Grammy for Best Original Cast Recording and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Single tickets for the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season may be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 and at the box office. The box office hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 PM – 6 PM.
Monty Python’s Spamalot has book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, Spamalot had its Broadway debut in 2005, directed by Mike Nichols.
The recent history of Broadway musicals at the Hollywood Bowl is nothing short of spectacular, including Hair starring Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Beverly D’Angelo, Benjamin Walker and Amber Riley, directed by Adam Shankman; Chicago starring Ashlee Simpson, Drew Carey, Lucy Lawless and Stephen Moyer, directed by Brooke Shields; The Producers starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind, Rebecca Romijn and Dane Cook, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman; Hairspray starring Harvey Fierstein, Drew Carey, John Stamos and Nick Jonas, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; and Rent starring Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole Scherzinger and Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris.
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 48th season. In February 2015, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the eleventh year in a row at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com
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