Eric Idle News

Date Of Birth:
March 29, 1943 (71)
Birth Place:
South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
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Male
BWW Reviews: Theatre By the Sea Summer Ends with Splendid SPAMALOT
by Robert Barossi - Aug 27, 2014

For audience member's of a certain age, it's likely that they have heard of Monty Python. Younger audiences, on the other hand, may or may not want to do a quick Google search before seeing Monty Python's Spamalot at Theatre By the Sea. It all depends on just how surprised you are willling to be, just how comfortable you are at being caught off guard by a unique brand of comedy that Python's fans know only too well. Pre-show Googling or not, the true enjoyment of the show comes from just sitting back, relaxing and letting yoruself be wrapped in the warm embrace of some of the most weird, wacky, irreverant and witty comedy you ever likely to see in a Broadway musical. (more...)

Theatre At The Center's 25th Anniversary Season to Include BIG FISH, SPAMALOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with ON GOLDEN POND, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar winning film, running February 26 through March 29. Overflowing with heart and humor, the extraordinary new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, will inspire audiences to live life to the fullest May 7 to June 7. Fans of "the King" of Rock n' Roll will be thrilled to join in song and dance at ALL SHOOK UP! THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY. Inspired by the movies and songs of Elvis Presley as well as the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, the musical runs July 16 through August 16. SPAMALOT, the uproariously hilarious Monty Python-inspired farce about King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights runs September 17 through October 18. Returning to Theatre at the Center during the holiday season is the nostalgic family favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY, running November 19 to December 27. (more...)

Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch in 'NOT THE MESSIAH' and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2014-15 season: the New York City Premiere of Eric Idle and John DuPrez's Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, followed by George F. Handel's Susanna at Town Hall, and the US Premiere of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's The Road of Promise at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PYTHON Seen in Beach Haven
by Michael T. Mooney - Aug 12, 2014

Monty Python has stormed the beach - Beach Haven, that is - with an exceptional new production of SPAMALOT at Surflight Theatre, New Jersey's 65 year-old summer stock institution. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT Brings Old Jokes and New to Pittsburgh CLO
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 07, 2014

If you think you know what the Knights who Formerly Said 'Ni' say now, you may be in for a pleasant surprise at the CLO's irreverent comedy. (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans to Open Season with CHICAGO; Tickets On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film - John O'Hurley - will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in select cities. (more...)

Kelly Briggs Stars in Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Beginning Tonight at NJ's Surflight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical continues Surflight Theatre's 65th Anniversary Season from today, July 30, through August 24. Directed by Charlie Siedenburg and choreographed by Jenn Rapp, with music direction by Henco Espag, Monty Python's SPAMALOT will have a press opening on July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hewitt, Elizabeth Stanley and More in Pittsburgh CLO's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail tonight, July 29, through August 3 with Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Pittsburgh CLO. Based on the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. SPAMALOT features music by John Du Prez and book & lyrics by Eric Idle. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

New Tampa Players to Present SEUSSICAL, 8/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Dr. Seuss's characters are coming to life in the Tampa area! Presented by New Tampa Players, Seussical(TM)'s talented cast performs this fun, magical musical the first two weekends in August. Fun for the entire family, Tony award winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty co-conceived this funny musical with Eric Idle based on the works of Dr. Seuss. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 8/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Circle Theatre continues the Main Stage season in August of 2014 with the musical comedy MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, running August 7 through 23. (more...)

NJ's Surflight Theatre to Present Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical continues Surflight Theatre's 65th Anniversary Seasonfrom July 30 - August 24. Directed by Charlie Siedenburg and choreographed by Jenn Rapp, with music direction by Henco Espag, Monty Python's SPAMALOT will have a press opening on July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, Begin. 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

After being nominated for 7 MD Theatre Guide Reader's Choice Awards for their production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The BTCT presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, on August 18th, 20th, and 21st at 7:00 pm, and a matinee performances on August 17th at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Mintzes Theatre at the H. Morton Rosen Arts Center, located at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville, Maryland. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Monty Python Bids Emotional Farewell at Final MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) Performance in London
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2014

The five surviving members of Monty Python just bid an emotional farewell in their final performance of MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) at London's O2 Arena. For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunited on stage for this special, historic trip down memory lane. Watch a video of their curtain call below! (more...)

Try a Spam Pastry at Psycho Donuts to Celebrate City Lights Theater's SPAMALOT, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A Spam donut? It's surprisingly tasty and even has some gourmet flair. South Bay diners will be able to see for themselves starting July 24. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT Set for City Lights Theater, 7/24-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

King Arthur and the Knights Who Say 'Ni.' Lancelot and a killer rabbit. The Lady of the Lake and her own troupe of Laker Girls. They're all jousting their way onto the stage for City Lights Theater Company's big summer musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT. Directed by Jeffrey Bracco, SPAMALOT runs July 24 through August 31 at 529 S. Second St. in San Jose. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Joe Pasquale, Bonnie Langford & Todd Carty to Lead SPAMALOT UK Tour, Beginning January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Following the Pythons' incredible 10 night sell-out run at London's O2 Arena, it is announced today that Monty Python's Spamalot will gallop back out on tour from January next year, to bring the West End production to theatres across the land (to the sound of banging coconut shells). Joe Pasquale will reprise his much loved role of King Arthur alongside Bonnie Langford as The Lady of The Lake and Todd Carty as Patsy, (making up the Spamalot Dream Team)**. (more...)

Surflight Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical continues Surflight Theatre's 65th Anniversary Seasonfrom July 30 - August 24. Directed by Charlie Siedenburg and choreographed by Jenn Rapp, with music direction by Henco Espag, Monty Python's SPAMALOT will have a press opening on July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

MONTY PYTHON live (mostly) in den UCI Kinos am 20.07.14
by Marcel Konrath - Jul 14, 2014


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