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SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall

SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall

BoringBoredBoard40
#1SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:09pm

Expect an official announcement tomorrow.

It is a transfer of Kennedy Center production but with ALOT of replacements (I am hearing only Michael Urie and Leslie Kritzer are continuing on) as they have several big names coming in (the strikes apparently have opened up availability thus why they are moving fast)

Starts previews mid-october for a limited run through the holidays into mid January.

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Call_me_jorge
#2SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:20pm

Who are the producers? Assuming its Roth with Jujamcyn/ATG


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Updated On: 7/31/23 at 07:20 PM

BoringBoredBoard40
#3SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:21pm

^ correct

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#4SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:24pm

Oooh! Might have to add this to my list!! 


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Sutton Ross
#5SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:30pm

Very cool.

as they have several big names coming in (the strikes apparently have opened up availability thus why they are moving fast)

I suspect more and more big names will want to do something theater related for the remainder of the year. Exciting for audiences. 

 

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inception
#6SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:49pm

Looks like the strike freed up Lady Gaga's schedule, as today she announced 12 Las Vegas shows From August 31 through to October 5.  That probably pays better than Bway.


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EDSOSLO858
#7SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 7:54pm

Looking on the bright side of life tonight!


Oh look, a bibu!

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ACL2006
#8SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:20pm

David Hyde Pierce reprising his role?


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barcelona20
#9SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:23pm

ACL2006 said: "David Hyde Pierce reprising his role?"

No he's in the Sondheim show

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jkcohen626
#10SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:23pm

ACL2006 said: "David Hyde Pierce reprising his role?"

He's a bit busy this Fall... 

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EDSOSLO858
#11SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:23pm

ACL2006 said: "David Hyde Pierce reprising his role?"

Nope, he’s doing Here We Are at the Shed!


Oh look, a bibu!

BoringBoredBoard40
#12SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:29pm

is there a universe where this is the thing Bryan Cranston ends up doing?

KevinKlawitter
#13SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:45pm

Sutton Ross said: "Very cool.

as they have several big names coming in (the strikes apparently have opened up availability thus why they are moving fast)

I suspect more and more big names will want to do something theater related for the remainder of the year. Exciting for audiences.


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I was thinking the same thing after Aubrey Plaza was announced for Danny & the Deep Blue Sea.

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EDSOSLO858
#14SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:52pm

The Hollywood strikes might be the best thing that has happened to Broadway in quite some time. 

We’re going to see so many big names for the foreseeable future… more limited runs, more highly anticipated productions, more HITS!


Oh look, a bibu!

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AKarp2013
#15SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:56pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "The Hollywood strikes might be the best thing that has happened to Broadway in quite some time."

That's definitely... one take on the Hollywood strikes.

Updated On: 7/31/23 at 08:56 PM

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ACL2006
#16SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 8:58pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "The Hollywood strikes might be the best thing that has happened to Broadway in quite some time.

We’re going to see so many big names for the foreseeable future… more limited runs, more highly anticipated productions, more HITS!
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But remember, big names in Broadway shows=higher ticket prices.


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HenryTDobson
#17SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 9:00pm

Interested that it's a limited run through January. Is there something else going into the St. James for the spring? I'm curious to see the "big names" attached because they'll need to be VERY big names to turn a profit off such a quick run. 

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theatreguy
#18SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 9:21pm

Sara Ramirez should play King Arthur.

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QueenAlice
#19SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 9:30pm

Those thinking the strike will result in big names running to Broadway. Largely, the opposite is happening. Name actors are deferring entertaining offers for stage projects until they know when film and tv projects will resume, because they understandably feel they need to be ready to go immediately when that happens.  If a show can get something up between, say now, and the next couple of months, they might be able to get some unexpected names to sign on - for a very limited run.


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Updated On: 7/31/23 at 09:30 PM

RunnyBabbit
#20SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 10:21pm

I enjoyed the Kennedy Center production a lot, but it was basically a copy of the Broadway production (a complaint I’ve had about a lot of the recent KC productions). It’s going to have to have some really impressive names for me to want to check it out again.

BoringBoredBoard40
#21SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 10:49pm

I saw it in DC and for me part of what made it so good/fun was that cast, which was filled with people who knew each other/had worked together before, that chemistry really came through on stage, I think swapping people out just for the sake of casting names might be a big mistake here

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inception
#22SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 7/31/23 at 10:55pm

RunnyBabbit said: "I enjoyed the Kennedy Center production a lot, but it was basically a copy of the Broadway production (a complaint I’ve had about a lot of the recent KC productions). It’s going to have to have some really impressive names for me to want to check it out again."

Tom Cruise seemed pretty good at musical theatre when he briefly joined the Lion King for a performance in LA on James Corden.  Lord knows he needs the money with how the latest MI has tanked at the box office.

I'm joking of course.  But what would they charge for a really big star?  Like someone bigger than Hugh Jackman in MM?


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HogansHero
#23SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 8/1/23 at 12:12am

There are certain truths in this world that it is shocking one needs to explain to people and yet here we are.

1. Strikes are not good things, and strikes that are long are even worse. They are causers of pain and suffering. Anyone in show business who celebrates a strike ought to be dressed in a clown costume and left on the side of the road in the Arctic Circle with one Nathan's Famous hot dog and a bottle of seltzer. 

2. Strikes don't last forever, and like all previous ones, the present ones will be settled. My guess is it will be sooner rather than later, but of course no one knows. Some here may remember that not very long ago everyone was obsessed with the existential crisis at the Broadway Theatre. Then it settled and half the folks hardly remember it ever happened. 

3. The agent for any actor with a film commitment on hold due to the strike is going to have a bailout provision in their client's contract that looks more like off-off-Broadway than Broadway. And if anyone is foolish enough to cast a play around famous people who are "available" because of the strike is likely going to have a rude awakening. 

Thinking before typing isn't a bad idea.

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RippedMan
#24SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 8/1/23 at 12:49am

Word is that it will end in OCT because that's when the Unemployment runs out so people will need to work. We'll see what happens. 

It's likely only running until January due to the names involved. 

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HogansHero
#25SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall
Posted: 8/1/23 at 1:39am

I think that's a plausible time, but I am not sure I would tether it to unemployment. If that increases the suffering, one would expect the studios to wait to eke out concessions until that time (If you know about the unemployment, so do they.SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall )


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