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Spamilton to Close Off-Broadway

Spamilton is set to end its Off-Broadway run at the 47th Street Theatre/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater January 7, 2018 according to The New York Times. On November 14, the show celebrated 500 performances since opening in July 2016.

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Dan Rosales and Lin-Manuel Miranda Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Penned by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, Spamilton is a musical parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Hamilton musical. The show debuted last fall at The Triad, where it was originally scheduled to play only 18 performances, but continued to extend due to popular demand.

The production moved from The Triad to its new theatre district home on June 2 of this year, where it was scheduled to play an open-ended run. A representative for the show told NYT that main reason for the show’s closing is that the theatre will no longer be available after January 7.

The current cast is made up of Dan Rosales, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Chris Anthony Giles, Aaron Michael Ray, and Tristan J. Shuler.

After a successful launch in New York, productions of Spamilton opened on the west coast and in Chicago. The Los Angeles production of Spamilton at the Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its opening November 12 and has been extended through January 7 due to popular demand. The Chicago production closed this fall after a seven-month run.

According to the Times, a national tour of Spamilton is in the works, with cities and dates yet to be announced. A London production is reportedly also on the horizon.

In addition to Alessandrini, Spamilton’s general management team includes Laura Cronin and Scott Newsome from Brierpatch Productions and the creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (choreography), Dustin Cross (costume design), Richard Danley and Fred Barton (musical arrangements), and Michael Cassara (casting director).

The show is produced by John Freedson, Christine Pedi, David Zippel, and Alessandrini.


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