Hit Broadway show Monty Python'S SPAMALOT has started its award-winning run early by being named Best Musical by New York's critics forum DRAMA DESK.

The musical, based on the British comedy troupe's MONTY PYTHON + THE HOLY GRAIL, is up for 14 Tony Awards next month (JUN05) - but the honours are already piling up for the show.

As well as being voted Best Musical by the Drama Desk critics at Sunday's ceremony (22MAY05), Spamalot also claimed honours for Best Lyrics (Eric Idle) and Best Costumes (TIM HATLEY).

24/05/2005 21:16