†The Shubert box office opened on Monday December 6th for MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. Ticket buyers who braved the cold received a free snack of Hormel's new golden honey grail flavor, created to celebrate SPAMALOT's imminent arrival on Broadway. The first one hundred ticket buyers received a a free can of the rare, extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime can of SPAM, and a free poster signed by Python alum and the show's writer, Eric Idle.
Also out to celebrate the event was the official SPAM-mobile, and a slew of knights and wenches entertaining the line of buyers. Oh, and let's not forget a killer rabbit as well.
Monty Python's SPAMALOT is directed by the legendary Mike Nichols and stars David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria. The show begins previews at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th St.) on February 14, 2005, and opens on March 17. SPAMALOT will arrive on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at Chicago's Shubert Theatre (December 21, 2004 - January 23, 2005).
The official SPAM-mobile was in town for the event...
Andy Pernick was first in line, having gotten to the theater at 5am
Director Mike Nichols
Preparing for the ribbon cutting ceremony
Here comes the "parade" of knights
Ready to cut the ribbon?
Let the ticket sales begin!
Probably good advice...
Who wants their free samples of SPAM?
Mike posing with a SPAM character...
...and then trying out a sample.
The verdict was good!
Even dogs like Monty Python, really - who doesn't?
And the line continues down the block...