Review: In ‘Spamalot’ revival on Broadway, Eric Idle’s knights fight bravely on

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Chicago Tribune

NEW YORK — For those of us who closely watched Eric Idle’s hilarious “Spamalot” move from Chicago to Broadway to London in 2004, coconuts clicking and knights saying “Ni!” all the way, watching the retro Broadway revival at the St. James Theatre in New York is a bit of an out-of-body experience. No one would have the guts to do this show now, you keep thinking, as the boffo number “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway (if You Don’t Have Any Jews)” rolls around, a massive Star of David descending from the flies. It would take a committee to approve (or disapprove) all the gags about gender, gayness, G…

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