Spamalot (Original Broadway Cast)
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All too many contemporary Broadway musicals have succeeded by infusing their ethos with a shallow pop musical sheen and production values that often seem gleaned from Disney’s theme parks and animated hits. So many, in fact, that Eric Idle and longtime musical collaborator John Du Prez spend much of their unlikely, if equally loopy musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail skewering the Great White Way’s steady descent into Hollywood formula. The film’s artifact questing plot may have survived largely intact, but now tempers such typically Pythonesque goofs as “Finland/Fisch Schlapping Dance” and summoning the Lady of the Lake via – what else? – the “Laker Girls Cheer.” There are also modern musical-lampooning gems such as “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Diva’s Lament (Whatever Happened to My Part?),” while “You Won’t Succeed On Broadway” reveals the genre’s frankly Semitic secret to success. Even Barry Manilow get satirized on “His Name is Lancelot,” while Life of Brian’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” is revived as the show’s obligatory triumphant closer.
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life
This is a Broadway Musical for people who don't like Broadway musicals... and it is INCREADIBLE! The comedy is pure Monty Python: sarcastic, outlandish and british. The songs themselves seem to make fun of Broadway, Track 11 for instance pokes fun of Barbara Streisand, and "You won't succeed on Broadway" is my favorite track, claiming "We won't succed on broadway if we don't have any jews." If you like comical music with a dash of intelligent wit, (or if you love Monty Python in general) this is the musical for you.
Monty Python rocks
Ni Ni Ni Ni Ni Ni Ni Ni
Last Christmas, I had the privilege of seeing this on broadway, and let me tell you, it was ROARING. From the hilarious numbers, to the amazing songs, I laughed till I cried, and I cried till I laughed. I still remember watching the "You won't succeed on broadway" with the Knights of Ni, and the jewish dancers. If this comes to your town, buckle down and go see it, cause you'll love it.
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s