Monty Python takes Broadway by storm
Written by Eric Idle, the musical has received 14 nominations for the Tony Awards, Broadway's top honour.
Another musical based on a film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, tallied 11 nominations.
Nominations for best actor went to Kinsey actor Tim Curry and Hank Azaria, famous for his work on The Simpsons and guest appearances in Friends.
The Sweetest Thing actress Christina Applegate is nominated for best actress and Whoopi Goldberg is in contention for the special theatrical event award.
Two actors who may be disappointed not to have received any nominations were Jeff Goldblum and Denzel Washington, for their roles in The Pillowman and Julius Caesar respectively.
The annual Tony Awards take place on June 5th, and will be hosted by Australian actor Hugh Jackman, recognized for his roles in Swordfish, X-Men 2 and Van Helsing.