Comedy stage show MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is leading the nominations at this year's (05) DRAMA DESK AWARDS with 12 nods.

The theatre adaptation of classic British comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, starring David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria, opened to rave reviews in New York last month (MAR05).

Spamalot is up for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Directing In A Musical for Mike Nichols and Pierce and Azaria are battling for Outstanding Actor In A Musical.

Besides Spamalot, romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA follows close behind with 11 nominations, in the annual New York theatre awards.

Christina Applegate's troubled production of SWEET CHARITY is battling in four categories, including Outstanding Actress In A Musical for the blonde beauty.

The winners will be announced on 22 May (05).

29/04/2005 17:32