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Spamalot closing January 18

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Spamalot closing January 18

#1
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:21pm
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Updated On: 10/17/08 at 07:21 PM
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#2
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:22pm
Wow! Not expecting that!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#2
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:24pm
It must be George Bush's fault!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#3
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:26pm
WOW!!

5 show closings announced in 1 month. How odd!


I have loved the show ever since the pre broadway tryout in January 2005.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#4
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:27pm
It's not really odd, Broadwaynerd. It's that time of year when the leaves and broadway shows change.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#5
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:28pm
I am an unhappy child. I was suspecting this would happen...honestly, I expected it to close before Hairspray...but Spamalot is my favourite musical. Though I guess I should wait for official proof... Wonder how long before Phantom ends up closing?
In my pants, she has burst like the music of angels, the light of the sun! --Marius Pantsmercy
Updated On: 10/17/08 at 07:28 PM
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#6
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:29pm
Thanks for the update, Smaxie. Not a SPAMALOT fan, any word on which show will be taking over the theatre?
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#7
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:32pm
I am too unhappy, now. But, it had a great run!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#8
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:37pm
I'm not a Python fan, but I did venture to the Shubert this past May to see the show with a buddy of mine - who is a fan of Idle and the bunch. I went for the music... Let's put it that way. I found some of the material funny. Jon Hadary was a really, really solid Arthur - compared to other replacements.

I can't say I'm happy with it taking 'Best Musical' over DRS, but whatever ... I don't hold grudges.

It had a good run, 3+ years. I think it's supplied a lot of laughs for a lot of people (both Python and theatre freaks alike). They should be proud.

I'm curious as to what'll take the house, though...

Updated On: 10/17/08 at 07:37 PM
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#10
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:38pm
It's SOOOO stupid that Clay leaves 4 January, but it closes on 18!!!!!!! Why are they having a replacement for 16 performances???????? They should just close on the 4th!!!!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#11
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:41pm
Do we know for sure that Clay won't extend his run? Sigh, I always suspected that the show'd close soon as Clay left... I haven't felt this upset since Les Miserables closed... At least this'll help me get over Hairspray's closing.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#12
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:46pm
It's SOOOO stupid

I'm sure you can relate.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#13
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:48pm
^ Ha!

And noone likes Clay, anyways. The sooner he leaves, the better!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#14
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:56pm
Wow and the West End one closes Jan 3rd,that's pretty close together.It's such a funny show, i loved the West End production.Avenue Q has also announced its closure inn the West End, i have a feeling it wont be long before that announces on Broadway to.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#15
Posted: 10/17/08 at 7:59pm
My parents really wanted to check this out but they refuse to see it with Clay Aiken. Does anyone know if he'll extend until closing? Hopefully not.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#16
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:00pm
Definitely upset that it is closing! Love me some SPAMALOT!

The only interesting/cool/fun thing that might be the reason why Clay is leaving on Jan. 4th... is (some of) the original cast coming back to close the show?
Updated On: 10/17/08 at 08:00 PM
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#17
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:02pm
I know it's not likely, but Spamalot could really go out with a bang if Eric Idle could arrange for the OBC to reprise their roles for the final show/shows. I'd pay top dollar to see them again. That was Spamalot at its best.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#18
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:03pm
OMG!!! remember like a week ago I asked you guys where I should take my Language Arts story about Cubby Bernstein!?!?!? The first conversation in the story is the assisstant telling Cubby he sensed Spamolot was next!!!!! IM PSYCHIC!!!!!!!
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#19
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:03pm
I'm not surprised at all that it's closing. I thought the show was funny, but overrated. It had a good run.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#20
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:04pm
Pli1018, your parents are just like everyone on BWW.
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#21
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:04pm
I have never seen some many long runners close in such short time frame
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#22
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:04pm
That would be utterly amazing if some of the OBC returned. I certainly won't get my hopes up, but to see Tim Curry or Christian Borle or David Hyde Pierce or Hank Azaria or Sara Ramirez back in Spamalot would be a dream come true-- I never did get to see the original cast either time I saw Spamalot. Oh, or Eric Idle himself could even snag a cameo role in one of the parts usually played by one of the principles.

Pli, your parents should see the show regardless of who plays Sir Robin! Letting one dud cast member prevent you from enjoying a great show just isn't worth it. (But then, I'm really biased.)
In my pants, she has burst like the music of angels, the light of the sun! --Marius Pantsmercy
Updated On: 10/17/08 at 08:04 PM
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#23
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:08pm
(But then, I'm really biased.)

No ****?
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#24
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:10pm
Nope, no four asterisks indeed.
In my pants, she has burst like the music of angels, the light of the sun! --Marius Pantsmercy
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re: Spamalot closing January 18

#25
Posted: 10/17/08 at 8:17pm
Sad, not surprised. Although I've heard mixed things I'm still going to try to see it.
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