On January 4, nine Broadway shows closed, but unfortunately that’s not the end of the carnage. On Sunday, January 11, All My Sons, Gypsy, and Monty Python’s Spamalot also finish their Broadway runs.
Following a previous announcement that it would close on Broadway on January 18, Spamalot has moved up its closing date. The Monty Python musical is now scheduled to have its final Broadway performance on January 11, so get those discount tickets now, while you still can!
Spamalot won’t be the only Broadway musical to close on January 18. It has just been announced that Spring Awakening will also take its final Broadway bow that day. Hairspray, too, will shut its doors at the beginning of the year, closing on January 4. Seeing such significant Broadway shows – all Tony-winning musicals, all having enjoyed a lot of box office success – go down all at once is dispiriting. It’s not a very good sign for the health of Broadway. That said, the truth is that all of these shows have had less than impressive ticket sales for awhile now, so it isn’t a huge surprise. To get discount tickets to these shows while they’re still on Broadway, click here.
Monty Python’s Spamalot has announced that it will be closing on Broadway on January 18, 2009. The Tony-winner was a sensation when it opened at the Shubert Theatre in early 2005, but ticket sales have steadily declined since the show’s second year on Broadway. The Broadway musical will have played over 1,500 Broadway performances when it closes in January.
TV stars Stephen Collins (7th Heaven) and Drew Lachey (Dancing With the Stars) will both be joining the Broadway cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot on June 24. Collins will take on the role of King Arthur, while Lachey will play Arthur’s trusty sidekick Patsy. Although Collins may be better known for his television and film roles, and Lachey came to fame as a member of the pop band 98 Degrees, both men have Broadway theater experience. Collins has appeared in such Broadway plays as Moonchildren, The Ritz, and Beyond Therapy; Lachey made his Broadway debut in Rent in 2004.
American Idol finalist and popular singer Clay Aiken makes his Broadway debut tonight in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Aiken is playing the role of Sir Robin, originated on Broadway by David Hyde Pierce. Get discount tickets to Spamalot and see if Clay is a worthy “Broadway idol”.
American Idol finalist Clay Aiken will be making his Broadway debut on January 18, 2008 in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Aiken will be taking on the role of Sir Robin, the part originated on Broadway by David Hyde Pierce, and he is currently scheduled to be in the show through May 2008