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The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Broadway's Spamalot Revival?

The Monty Python musical officially opened November 16 at the St. James Theatre.

Company of Spamalot Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

The reviews are rolling in for the Broadway revival of Monty Python's Spamalot, which officially opened November 16 at the St. James Theatre. The production began performances October 31.  

The revival stars 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, Taran Killam (Hamilton, Saturday Night Live) as Lancelot, Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot) as Sir Bedevere, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Shrinking, Torch Song) as Sir Robin, and Nik Walker (Hamilton) as Sir Galahad.

Read the reviews here: 

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)*

CitiTour NYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose BernardoSandy Macdonald)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

NY Daily News (Chris Jones)

Slant Magazine (Dan Rubins)

TheaterMania (Zachary Stewart)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

TimeOut NY (Adam Feldman)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Queerty (Matthew Wexler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in. 

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 musical, which took home the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005, features a book by Eric Idle and a score by Idle and John Du Prez. Josh Rhodes directs and choreographs the revival after staging the production's premiere at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.

READ: King Arthur, Louis Armstrong – James Monroe Iglehart Is in His Leading Man Phase

The production features scenic and projection design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada and Haley Parcher, wig design by Tom Watson, and music direction by John Bell. Casting is by JZ Casting. Matthew Lacey serves as the production stage manager, and RCI Theatricals serves as general manager.

Photos: Production Images of the Broadway Revival of Spamalot

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