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Bring Out Your Dead

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 9, 2004 6:38PM

2005_07_09.grail.jpgSpamalot. Say it loud and there’s music playing; say it soft and it’s almost like peeing in your pants at a musical. The musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will head to Broadway eventually but will open first in Chicago later this year. The show will run December 21-January 16, and if you want to buy 20 or more tickets, you can buy them now. Ahem, Christmas present for your 19 children.
Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, and Hank Azaria have all committed to major roles. Azaria will play Sir Lancelot the brave, Pierce will play Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, and Curry will play King Arthur. Run away! Chicagoist is psyched because Tim Curry secretly rules. Muppet Treasure Island is, undercover, one of the funniest and sweetest movies of our time. Blah blah, Rocky Horror. Pierce and Azaria seem to have just the right amout of sissy charm, and the legendary Mike Nichols is on board to direct.
The Flying Circus’s own Eric Idle wrote the libretto for Spamalot, which seems like the only way it could be bearable—someone else trying to put the airspeed on an unladen swallow to music just wouldn't seem right. Can you tell Chicagoist is a little excited for this? Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!