Gary Beach is New King Arthur in 'Spamalot' Tour

Direct from a tour stop at The Arsht Center in Miami, Tony Awardwinner and Broadway favorite Gary Beach will star as King Arthur, headlining the national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot at the Kravis Center March 11 - 16 presented by Stanford Broadway Across America - Palm Beach and Florida Theatrical Association.

Lovingly "rippedoff" from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. The original cast recording of Monty Python's Spamalot recently won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Directed by Mike Nichols, Monty Python's Spamalot features a book by Eric Idle, 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 music and lyrics by the Grammy Awardwinning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. Casey Nicholaw is the choreographer.

Along side Gary Beach as King Arthur, the national tour of Monty Python's Spamalot will star Esther Stilwell as The Lady of The Lake, James Beaman as Sir Robin, Christopher Sutton as Prince Herbert, Ben Davis as Sir Dennis Galahad, Brad Bradley as Patsy, Christopher Gurr as Sir Bedevere and Patrick Heusinger as Sir Lancelot. The cast will also feature Matt Allen, Piper Lindsay Arpan, Julie Barnes, Graham Bowen, Jonathan Brody, Nigel Columbus, Timothy Connell, Cara Cooper, Erik Hayden, Jennifer Mathie, Angelina Mullins, Brian O'Brien, Lyn Philistine, TeraLee Pollin, Jennifer Rias, Darryl Semira and Paula Wise.

Gary Beach has had a long and varied career on the Broadway stage, as well as film and television. Beach received the 2001 Tony Award as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his performance as Roger DeBris in Mel Brook's smash The Producers. He also recreated this award winning performance in the 2005 film version of that hit. He was nominated for the 2005 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his "touching and hilarious" performance as Albin in the revival of La Cage aux Folles. He created the role of Lumiere on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast winning both Tony and Ovation award nominations.

Set and costume design for Monty Python's Spamalot is by Tony Awardwinner Tim Hatley, lighting design is by Hugh Vanstone and sound design is by ACME Sound Partners. Others on the creative and production teams include David BrIan Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Gregory Meeh (Special Effects Design), Elaine McCarthy (Projection Design), Joseph A. Campayno (MakeUp Design), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Music Arrangements), Todd Ellison (Musical Supervision and Vocal Arrangements), Michael Keller (Musical Coordinator), Peter Lawrence (Associate Director), Tara Rubin (Casting), and Gene O'Donovan (Production Manager).

For more information, visit www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com.

Purchase tickets only from the following authorized ticket sellers at Broadway Across America, Ticketmaster and the venue box office. The Kravis Center performances are held at Dreyfoos Hall March 11 - 16 with performance times Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets range from $26.00 $80.00, not including applicable service and handling charges. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling Broadway Across America at 1.800.6GROUPS (647.6877). Tickets are also available inperson, by phone or online through the Kravis Center box office by phone at 561.832.7469 or online at www.kraviscenter.org Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster phones at 954.523.3309 in Broward, 305.358.5885 in Dade, and 561.966.3309 in Palm Beach or at ww.ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster outlets.

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