Times may be hard, but there is still joy to be found, even after a long week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a moment of emotional release. Welcome to Playbill's Feel Good Friday feature.
Jonathan Bennett (of Mean Girls original film and Hallmark movie fame) recently made his Broadway debut replacing Michael Urie as Sir Robin in Spamalot. We thought we'd seen the truest definition of joy when the production shared photos of Bennett's first curtain call. He was absolutely beaming.
Bennett recently shared a TikTok video of the moment he told his husband that he'd booked the Broadway show. If Jaymes' tippy-tippy, barefoot, happy dance doesn't put a grin on your face, we don't know what will.
@jonathandbennett Captured the moment of telling Jaymes my dream came true. First week of @Monty Python’s Spamalot ♬ original sound - Jonathan Bennett
Spamalot officially opened November 16 at the St. James Theatre. Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail, complete with coconut-shell horse hooves, a run-in with the Knights Who Say "Ni!," and more.
The cast also includes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as King Arthur, with Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Beetlejuice) as The Lady of the Lake, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) as Patsy, Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Tony nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) as Lancelot, Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot) as Sir Bedevere, and Nik Walker (Hamilton) as Sir Galahad.
Have a great weekend, and check back next Friday for another feel good feature.