And now for something completely differenton Broadway, that is.
Mike Nichols, legendary director of both stage and screen, has signed on to helm Spamelot, a musical adaptation of Monty Python’s wacky 1975 cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The project is the brainchild of Python alum Eric Idle, who wrote the book for the musical based on the script he did with fellow Flying Circus members John Cleese (news), Michael Palin (news), Terry Gilliam (news), Terry Jones (news) and the late Graham Chapman (news).
And according to Idle, the musical’s moniker is about as permanent as the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
“I like the title Spamelot a lot,” Idle said in a press release, “but I was thinking it might be smart to ask audiences on my upcoming U.S. tour if they liked it as much as I do. After all, they are the ones who will be paying Broadway prices to see the show. So there’s a good chance the title may change.”