Spamilton, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, announced today that the show will open its first production outside New York this spring for a strictly limited 12-week engagement.
The Chicago run will begin performances Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret/Studio Theatre (1641 N. Halsted), with an opening night set for Thursday, March 9, and will run through Monday, May 29. The production is in discussions for additional productions in Los Angeles, London, and a U.S. National Tour for 2017.
“Hamilton opened my eyes to a world of brand new comic possibilities, and inspired me more than anything has in many long years,” said Gerard Alessandrini, creator of Spamilton and Forbidden Broadway. “We have been delighted that New York audiences welcomed us with open arms, and are thrilled that we will be opening our next production in the Windy City. The rest of the country need not worry, as we hope to welcome them to our ‘room where it happens’.”
Spamilton, which was initially scheduled as an exclusive 18-performance engagement, has extended three times off-Broadway and is now playing its fifth smash month of an open engagement at the Triad (158 West 72nd Street). The New York production earned rave reviews across-the-board, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times calling it “smart, silly and convulsively funny!” and Lin-Manuel Miranda exclaiming “I laughed my brains out!”
Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster with a cast of five. In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (Choreography), Dustin Cross (Costume Design), Fred Barton (Musical Director), and Richard Danley and Fred Barton (Musical Arrangements).
Spamilton is produced in Chicago by John Freedson, David Zippel, Gerard Alessandrini, Margaret Cotter and Liberty Theatres, and in association with JAM Theatricals.
Spamilton in Chicago will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
Tickets for Spamilton start at $59. Premium seats are also available. To purchase tickets, please visit www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com