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  • 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

    Saturday March 31, 2007 Wynn Las Vegas

    The show was tremendous, painfully funny. The Las Vegas touches are, of course, inspired and the cast led by John O'Hurley was just terrific.

    The curtain call found Eric Idle bringing onstage the producers, the Tony & Academy Award winning director Mike Nichols, his co-composer John Du Prez and fellow Pythons John Cleese and Terry Gilliam.

    Some of the knights guests included Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Billy Connolly, Diane Sawyer, Geena Davis, Sigfried & Roy, Kevin Nealon, 'High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale, 'Dancing with the Stars's Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani, Michael Eisner and many more.

    Here's my program signed by Eric Idle and "King Arthur" John O'Hurley




    As the song says, "Find Your Grail" - and hit the party!

    Here's a few shots from the




    "The Lady of the Lake' on land

    Robin Williams, a man of the people


    More on the story at:
    http://www.lvrj.com/news/6826952.html


    http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com/
    Last edited by ALIASd; 04-02-2007, 05:19 PM.
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    Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

    since I live in vegas I have got to see this show

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      Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

      April 8, 2007
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      THE MOVABLE BUFFET
      Vegas 'Spamalot' has more glitz, takes less time

      By Richard Abowitz
      Special to The Los AngelesTimes

      THE opening of "Spamalot" at Wynn last week was the sort of over-the-top Vegas night that Steve Wynn is famous for. It was packed with industry stars, including Steve Martin, Geena Davis, Robin Williams and Siegfried and Roy, and Wynn's famous attention to details was fully evident, from the lavish themed after-party that packed a convention ballroom to thinking to turn the traditional red carpet into a cow pattern. "Spamalot" might have started on Broadway, but this was pure Vegas.

      John O'Hurley, who plays King Arthur, put it this way: "The Broadway openings I have been to are far more subdued. In Vegas they are focused on the great event."
      http://www.latimes.com/
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        Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

        Spamalot and Doubt Win Touring Broadway Awards


        By Andrew Gans and Zachary Pincus-Roth
        playbill.com
        16 Apr 2007

        The winners of the 2007 Touring Broadway Awards — presented by The League of American Theatres and Producers — were announced April 16 at a special ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Times Square hosted by Grey Gardens star Christine Ebersole.

        The Awards, which the League established in 2000, are the first national awards to recognize touring Broadway shows. League presenters representing over 240 markets select the recipients.

        This year's big winners were Monty Python's Spamalot, which was named Best New Musical; and Doubt, which was named Best Play. Spamalot also took home awards for Production Design and Direction. Last year, Wicked won Best New Musical, and Golda's Balcony won Best Play.

        The complete list of 2007 Touring Broadway Award winners follows:

        Best New Musical
        Monty Python's Spamalot
        Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V. McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, Concert Productions International, Live Nation

        Best Play
        Doubt
        Author: John Patrick Shanley
        Producers: Carole Shorenstein Hays, MTC Productions Inc., Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin

        Best Production Design
        Monty Python's Spamalot
        Scenic and Costume Design: Tim Hatley
        Lighting Design: Hugh Vanstone

        Best Musical Score
        The Light in the Piazza
        Music and Lyrics: Adam Guettel

        Best Direction
        Mike Nichols
        Monty Python's Spamalot

        Best Choreography
        Ann Reinking
        Chicago

        Best Long-Running Musical
        (shows that have been on the road for over three years)
        Chicago
        Producer: Barry & Fran Weissler

        Touring Broadway Achievement Award
        (recognizing a performer, individual or organization that has shown exceptional dedication to Touring Broadway)
        Tom Hewitt: Currently starring as Lawrence Jameson in the national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, he has starred on Broadway in The Lion King, Dracula, The Musical, and the revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.

        Touring Broadway People's Choice Award
        (A new category allowing members of the League's Broadway Fan Club to cast votes for their favorite touring show online)
        Wicked

        For more information visit www.touringbroadwayawards.com.
        http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107380.html
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          Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

          Wow! Thanks for sharing your Spamalot premiere story with us. That must have been very cool to get your program autographed by Eric Idle and John O'Hurley. I saw the London version last year and may have to make the road trip to Vegas to see this one. Thanks again for your report and for posting those pics!

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            Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

            Thank you! I share a mutual friend with Mr. Idle so it was quite a treat to chat him up at the party. Such a warm, sensitive and yes, funny man!
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              I am soooo wanting to see this show! I had the pleasure of meeting John O'Hurley a few times. Chatted up with him. Nice guy and so funny! I would love to see him in this role!!

              Thanks for sharing Diane!!!:clap:
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                Re: 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT' Gala Premiere in Las Vegas

                Originally posted by Grumpy4 View Post
                I am soooo wanting to see this show! I had the pleasure of meeting John O'Hurley a few times. Chatted up with him. Nice guy and so funny! I would love to see him in this role!!

                Thanks for sharing Diane!!!:clap:
                Go and find your Grail - in Las Vegas & thanks Ms. K!
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