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Review: Monty Python’s Spamalot is a Lot of Fun
November 17, 2023, 12:38.56 am ET


Photos: Jeremy Daniel

By Brian Scott Lipton

With the world as it is, only the most cockeyed optimist could always look on the bright side of life. Still, I think just about anyone can do it for the 2 ½ hours it takes to sit through Josh Rhodes’ completely delightful revival of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” now at the St. James Theatre. I’m not sure how many people were asking for this show’s return after its 16 year-absence from Broadway, but trust me, this cheery concoction has arrived just in the nick of time.

The almost revue-like show is admittedly short on serious plot and characterization, but who cares? It’s chock full of classic bits from the famed British comedy troupe’s television shows and movies (most notably, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) interspersed with a host of homages and a barrage of barbs aimed at everything from Tik Tok to “West Side Story.” Continue Reading...