(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – February 25, 2020) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that it is presenting SPAMILTON: An American Parody for eight performances, April 22-26. Hailed by The New York Times as “smart, silly and convulsively funny,” the singing, dancing, comedy revolution will be presented in the Kravis Center’s intimate Marshall E Rinker, Sr. Playhouse.
Tickets go on sale to donors this week, and to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 am – online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471.
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SPAMILTON: An American Parody
After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, SPAMILTON: An American Parody is coming to West Palm Beach. Created by Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway and performed by a versatile cast of seven, SPAMILTON is a side-splitting new musical parody. The New York Post called it “the next best thing to seeing HAMILTON,” and The Hollywood Reporter raved, “SPAMILTON is so infectiously funny that it could easily run as long as its inspiration.”
Marilyn Stasio of Variety mused, “Hip-hop, Broadway showtunes, Viennese waltzes — is there anything this guy can’t write? No, not Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Gerard Alessandrini, whose ingenious parody SPAMILTON simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his signature musical.” Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, “This smart, silly, and often convulsively funny thesis, performed by a motor-mouthed cast that is fluent in many tongues, is the work of that eminent specialist in Broadway anatomy, pathology, and gossip, Gerard Alessandrini.”
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $49
About the Creator of SPAMILTON:
Gerard Alessandrini (Creator, Writer & Director) is a Special Tony Award winner for Excellence in the Theatre. He created, wrote, and directed all 25 editions of Forbidden Broadway in NYC, Los Angeles, and around the world, and performed in the original 1982 cast. He can be heard on four of the 12 Forbidden Broadway cast albums and on the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas. He has written television specials for Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury, and Carol Burnett. He contributed material to the recent Barbra Streisand album Encore. His other musicals include Madame X (co-written with Robert Hetzel) and an all-sung version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Most recently in New York, he directed the new revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston. His SPAMILTON won Best Unique Theatrical Experience (Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance) and Show of the Year (2017 MAC Award). Other awards include seven Drama Desks (including two for Best Lyrics), one Obie, two Lucille Lortels, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama League.
The creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (Choreography), Morgan Large (Set Design), Dustin Cross (Costume Design) and Fred Barton (Music Supervision).
The North American tour of SPAMILTON: An American Parody is produced by Spamiltour LLC. SPAMILTON was originally produced by John Freedson, David Zippel, Gerard Alessandrini and Christine Pedi.
How to Get Tickets for SPAMILTON:
Tickets are on sale this week to Kravis Center Donors. For information about becoming a Kravis Center donor, please visit kravis.org/membership or call 561.651.4320.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 28, at 10 am – online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471.
For group sales, please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.
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