Eric Idle News

Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (73)
Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Young People's Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonYoung People's Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy Webster are pleased to announce the 2016/17 Season at Young People's Theatre (YPT), a year that marks the return of two of YPT's most popular musicals, both based on children's literature classics: SeussicalTM and Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has staged Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics byEric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical. (more...)

SPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRTSPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Stage SPAMALOTBrightSide Theatre to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, presents the perfect finale to our 5th Anniversary Season with the outrageous musical comedy featuring the song that gave BrightSide Theatre its namesake and is lovingly ripped off from the motion picture 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'- Spamalot. Spamalot will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville June 3-19, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by phone at 630-447-TIXS (8497). The press performance is Friday, June 3 at 8pm. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue Saturday with SEUSSICALTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue Saturday with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday March 26th, with Seussical, a condensed one-act version for young audiences of the Broadway musical, adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss, the Off-Broadway premiere of Seussical was nominated for Outstanding Revival by the Lortel Awards in 2008 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/17- SPAMALOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/17- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2016

Today in 2005, Spamalot opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1575 performances. Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy 'lovingly ripped off from' the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways, especially in its parodies of Broadway theatre. Eric Idle, a member of the Monty Python team, wrote the musical's book and lyrics and collaborated with John Du Prez on most of the music. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004-2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. (more...)

WICKED Tour Stars to Reunite in CT Repertory Theatre's SPAMALOTWICKED Tour Stars to Reunite in CT Repertory Theatre's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz.  Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11Tickets to CHICAGO with John O'Hurley at Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that individual tickets for the Tony Award winning smash-hit CHICAGO will go on sale Friday, March 11, and that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, will return to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago.  CHICAGO returns to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, May 10 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Norman Pace Joins Cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK TourNorman Pace Joins Cast of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Comedian Norman Pace will be joining the cast of the smash hit musical Rocky Horror Show next month.  He will join fellow comedian Steve Punt and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou to share the legendary role of The Narrator on the UK tour which is currently smashing box office records in venues from Brighton to Liverpool, Birmingham to Sunderland. (more...)

Pace, Punt and Condou Share Role Of Narrator In ROCKY HORROR UK TourPace, Punt and Condou Share Role Of Narrator In ROCKY HORROR UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Comedian Norman Pace will be joining the cast of the smash hit musical Rocky Horror Show next month.  He will join fellow comedian Steve Punt and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou to share the legendary role of The Narrator on the UK tour which is currently smashing box office records in venues from Brighton to Liverpool, Birmingham to Sunderland. (more...)

Robert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town HallRobert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Town Hall presents From Moses to Mostel: A History of The Jews (According to Musical Theater), a premiere chronological history of the Jewish people as depicted on stage and in song, on Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Carinthia West Debuts Photography Exhibition - LOOKING BACK IS THE NEW FORWARDCarinthia West Debuts Photography Exhibition - LOOKING BACK IS THE NEW FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Looking Back is the New Forward explores the life and work of Carinthia West through her photographs. (more...)

Cast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts TheatreCast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Gary Sinyor announces casting for his play, NotMoses, which will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016. (more...)

2015 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among America's Top Theatres2015 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among America's Top Theatres
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 14, 2016

DPAC Among America's Top Theatres! (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICALTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 17th, with Seussical, a condensed one-act version for young audiences of the Broadway musical, adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss, the Off-Broadway premiere of Seussical was nominated for Outstanding Revival by the Lortel Awards in 2008 (more...)

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