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SPAMALOT WELCOMES BACK CLAY AIKEN

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT

WELCOMES BACK

CLAY AIKEN

TONIGHT AT THE SHUBERT THEATRE

 

ONLY “AMERICAN IDOL” FINALIST

TO SLAY THE VICIOUS CHICKEN OF BRISTOL

TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNS TO BROADWAY

 

Tonight, Clay Aiken, returns to the cast on Monty Python’s SPAMALOT at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Earlier this year, Aiken made his triumphant Broadway with the show earning glowing reviews from the New York press and wild enthusiasm from his legion of fans.

 

Newsday said “Aiken is a charmer” and the Associated Press said that “Clay Aiken deftly handles supremely silly.”

 

Aiken will return to the role of ‘Sir Robin’ and will join the Broadway company that is headed by Michael Siberry and Merle Dandridge as ‘King Arthur’ and ‘Lady of the Lake’ respectively. They are joined by Tom Deckman, Rick Holmes, Bradley Dean, Wally Dunn, and David Hibbard.

 

Clay Aiken became a music superstar following his success on the “American Idol” television series, and has sold more than six million albums; co-authored a best-selling book; and, played six sold-out concert tours, said “Since leaving SPAMALOT in May, jokes have just not been funny. Food has lost its taste. The grass is no longer green — the sky no longer blue. And, babies WON’T stop crying!! I’m so excited about coming back to the funniest show in the world!” 

 

This spring, Aiken released his fourth album, On My Way Here, his first album of original songs since his 2003 chart topping, double platinum debut Measure of a Man. On My Way Here‘s debut in Billboard Magazine’s Top 5 continued his streak of all four of his albums having debuted in the Top 5.  

 

SPAMALOT features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with an entirely new score with two songs from the 1975 film and the Python classic “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” from 1979’s The Life of Brian.

 

SPAMALOT won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical. The musical was honored with three 2008 Broadway.com Audience Awards including Favorite Long Running Musical.

 

In addition, to the Tony Award for Best Musical, SPAMALOT received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Sara Ramirez).

 

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT ticket info: Tickets range from $116.50 – $36.50. Telecharge 212-239- 6200 or www.telecharge.com.

 

PLAYING SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday matinee at 2 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM.

 

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www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com 

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