Menier Chocolate Factory announces the UK première of Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON
With Kiss of the Spider Woman running at the Menier, the UK première of Jordi Galceran’s The Grönholm Method in rehearsals, the critically acclaimed Travesties recently opened on Broadway and The Color Purple on tour in the US, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the UK première of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton which opens at the theatre on 24 July, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September. The production renews Alessandrini’s collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End.
Hamilton – Olivier, Tony, Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning musical. Very few tickets available.
Spamilton – Hamilton and much more. With tickets available…*
Gerard Alessandrini brings his singular wit to the all-conquering musical Hamilton – in the words of its creator Lin Manuel Miranda, “I laughed my brains out”. Following the success of Forbidden Broadway, Alessandrini returns to the Menier to lampoon the multi-award-winning Hamilton, with Spamilton, which not only takes target at Broadway’s biggest export, but a host of the theatre world’s biggest names and musicals.
Described by the New York Times as “smart, silly and convulsively funny”, Spamilton makes its UK debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where unlike the Victoria Palace, there are tickets available** - at a fraction of the price.
*Tickets technically not available until public booking opens on 16 May
**Unless of course you are a supporter of the Menier, in which case you book a week earlier. However if the supporters buy all the tickets, the above* won’t apply. Perhaps become a supporter?!
Gerard Alessandrini is best known for creating and writing all 25 editions of Forbidden Broadway in New York, Los Angeles, London and around the world. He features in the original 1982 cast of Forbidden Broadway, and can be heard on four of the show’s twelve cast albums. He also sings on the soundtracks of the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas. Television credits include writing comedy specials for Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, and Carol Burnett. Directing credits include Maury Yeston’s musical In the Beginning, and a revue focusing on Yeston’s songs Anything Can Happen (In the Theatre). Recent musicals which he co-wrote and/or directed include Madame X (NYMF 2011) and The Nutcracker and I (a complete Tchaikovsky score with all new lyrics by Alessandrini). He is the recipient of an Obie Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama League, and seven Drama Desk Awards - including two for Best Lyrics, and two Special Lifetime Awards. He was also awarded an Honorary Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.