Photo Coverage: Stephen Collins and Drew Lachey Join Spamalot

Monty Python's SPAMALOT welcomed Emmy nominee Stephen Collins ("Seventh Heaven," Because I Said So) and Grammy nominee Drew Lachey ("Dancing With The Stars," the band 98 Degrees) to Broadway's Shubert Theatre (

225 West 44th Street
) on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

Collins, who is best known to television audiences as Rev. Eric Camden in the long-running WB/CW hit series "Seventh Heaven," assumes the role of King Arthur. Lachey, who rose to fame as a member of the popular band 98 Degrees and was the second season champion of ABC's top-rated reality competition series "Dancing With The Stars," takes over the role of Patsy, Arthur's trusted manservant.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, the Tony Awardâ winning musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has productions currently playing on Broadway, in London's West End, in Las Vegas, and on tour throughout North America.

SPAMALOT won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and the

2005 Outer Critics Circle
Award for Outstanding Musical.

SPAMALOT features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with an entirely new score with two songs from the 1975 film and the Python classic "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" from 1979's The Life of Brian.

In addition, to the Tony Awards for Best Musical, SPAMALOT received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Sara Ramirez).

 

Monty Python's SPAMALOT is produced by Ostar Boyett Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V. McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Live Nation.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT had its world premiere at Chicago's Shubert Theatre playing five sold out weeks (December 21, 2004 – January 23, 2005). SPAMALOT began previews at New York's Shubert Theatre on February 14, 2005 and opened on March 17, 2005.

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway cast recording of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is currently available on Decca Broadway.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT ticket info: Tickets are $111.25, $86.25, $76.25, $36.25 Telecharge 212 239 6200 or www.telecharge.com. PLAYING SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday matinee at 2 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM.


 

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


Monty Python's Spamalot at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre


The Ladies of the Ensemble


The Men of the Ensemble


Wally Dunn


Rick Holmes


Bradley Dean


Michael O'Donnell


Robert Petkoff


Drew Lachey


Drew Lachey


The cast celebrates Drew's return to Broadway!


Marin Mazzie


Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey


Stephen Collins


Stephen Collins


The Broadway Spamalot Cast...


Takes it's bow!


Stephen Collins


Robert Petkoff, Stephen Collins


Stephen Collins, Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes and Ensemble


Stephen Collins, Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


Drew Lachey


Drew Lachey


Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


The entire casts sings a fond and funny farewell!


The leads of Monty Python's Spamalot


Stephen Collins, Marin Mazze, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


Marin Mazzie, Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes


Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life!


Michael O'Donnell, Bradley Dean,Drew Lachey, Rick Holmes, Stephen Collins, Marin Mazzie, Robert Petkoff and Wally Dunn


Drew Lachey, Stephen Collins, Marin Mazzie


A very royal pair, Stephen Collins and Marin Mazzie


Drew Lachey, Stephen Collins


A King and his loyal manservant , Drew Lachey and Stephen Collins

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


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