His name is Lancelot. He likes to dance a lot.
For several weeks, theater fans have been waiting to find out just whose name will be Lancelot in the Broadway revival of Spamalot. EW can exclusively announce that Saturday Night Live alum and Single Parents star Taran Killam will be portraying the knight who really likes his night life.
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Killam will portray Lancelot from the first preview on Halloween through Jan. 7, at which time Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice: The Musical, The Shark Is Broken) will take over beginning Jan. 9. Brightman originated the role of Lancelot in the Kennedy Center run that preceded this Broadway revival.
As previously announced, the cast includes Ethan Slater as Prince Herbert/the Historian, James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Christopher Fitzgerald as the king's servant Patsy, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as the Lady of the Lake, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Belvedere, Michael Urie as Sir Robin, and Nik Walker as Sir Galahad.
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Slater and Fitzgerald are new additions, but much of the rest of the cast also performed in these roles in the Kennedy Center run.
Spamalot, which originally opened on Broadway in 2005, is a musical stage adaptation of the beloved 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Original Python member Eric Idle wrote the book and lyrics, as well as cowrote the score with John Du Prez. The musical is a highly irreverent retelling of Arthurian legend.
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"I don't want to be too Irish about the whole thing, but it makes me very nervous when something is this much fun," Tim Curry, who originated the role of Arthur in the first Broadway production, told EW in 2005. "People are liking it so much."
Spamalot begins previews Oct. 31 at the St. James Theatre with an official opening set for Nov. 16.