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‘Spamalot’ heads for Melbourne

Musical set to open in November

SYDNEY — Boyett Ostar Prods. is finalizing arrangements for “Monty Python’s Spamalot” to open at Her Majesty’s Theater in Melbourne on Nov. 23.

Mike Nichols is due to direct what will be the fifth production and the first outside London or the U.S.; a fourth production of the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical opens at Wynn Las Vegas next month.

Show’s Australian production office will be headed by Louise Withers and Associates, Down Under production managers for “We Will Rock You,” “Mamma Mia!” and the upcoming “Billy Elliot: The Musical.”

Casting will begin in Oz in May, with producers pursuing a long Melbourne season ahead of a possible national tour.

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