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Spamalot was inspired by the movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and was co-created by one of the movie’s writers, Eric Idle. The title, Spamalot, comes from a line in the movie: “We eat ham, and jam, and spam a lot”. The musical was written by Eric Idle, with additional music by John du Prez and Neil Innes. The musical previewed in Chicago, officially opening in January 2005. During its run in Chicago, some musical numbers were dropped from the first act. The Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, previewed in February 2015 and opened officially the following month. It featured

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