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Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (74)
Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Theatre in the Park to Open 48th Season with SPAMALOTTheatre in the Park to Open 48th Season with SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail play out in the hysterical musical SPAMALOT, the season opener for Theatre in the Park opening Friday night, June 2. (more...)

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at MNM PRODUCTIONSBWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at MNM PRODUCTIONS
by John Lariviere - May 22, 2017

MNM Productions presents Monty Python's Spamalot at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts. Featuring music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and book and lyrics by Eric Idle, Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped-off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The title of the musical comes from a line in the movie which goes: 'we eat ham, and jam, and Spam a lot.' Like the film, written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlHere They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 SeasonStage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: 1,600 Words About Why You Should Go See SPAMALOT At Studio TennBWW Review: 1,600 Words About Why You Should Go See SPAMALOT At Studio Tenn
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

Whether it's seeing Matt Logan as King Arthur galumphing around onstage, as if astride a horse with Garris Wimmer not far behind providing the necessary sound effects with two halves of one empty coconut shell, or watching Jake Speck, as a feckless wannabe Knight of the Round Table, crap his pants anytime he hears a threatening sound or encounters the menacing Black Knight (or anyone else who might say 'boo' to the goose who is Sir Robin), or any other manner of zany characters who find themselves right smack in the middle of the most ridiculous of situations - Monty Python's Spamalot, now in an altogether splendid production from Studio Tenn, will supply you with plenty of laughs and/or the fodder to keep you amusingly sated until the next time you need a good guffaw or two. (more...)

Bergen County Players Announce Open Auditions for SPAMALOTBergen County Players Announce Open Auditions for SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Bergen County Players of Oradell, winner of NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year award, will hold open auditions for Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the outrageous Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the motion picture 'Monty Python & the Holy Grail.' Book and lyrics by Monty Python alum, Eric Idle, a musical score by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and direction by Jacqueline McElroy-Poquette. (more...)

Selladoor Productions Announces Brand New Tour of SPAMALOTSelladoor Productions Announces Brand New Tour of SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Funnier than the black death!  Spamalot is back in a brand-new production from Selladoor Productions and Mercury Theatre Colchester. Spamalot transfers from its critically acclaimed run in Colchester and will open on 11 September 2017 at Blackpool Opera House before embarking on a UK tour for 2017/2018 also visiting Korea in June as part of Selladoor Worldwide's ongoing International strategy. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Farmington Players Present Hit Musical Comedy SPAMALOTFarmington Players Present Hit Musical Comedy SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

"At its heart Spamalot is about the pursuit of happiness-how to find your GRAIL in life - which is something everyone can relate to." That's how director Tony Targan describes the hit Broadway musical comedy that will end the Farmington Players season, providing loads of laughter. (more...)

Brand New Season On Sale Now at the New Alexandra TheatreBrand New Season On Sale Now at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A brand new season of the very best West End musicals, stand-up comedy, live music and drama has been announced today by Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

Palo Alto Players presents Monty Python's SPAMALOTPalo Alto Players presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Grab your coconuts and gallop down to Palo Alto Players! From the collaborators behind the hit film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the Holy Grail, April 28 - May 14 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Monty Python's Spamalot is directed and choreographed by Andrew Ceglio, with additional tap choreography by Stephanie Bayer and music direction by Katie Coleman. Tickets are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Short North Stage's SPAMALOT Captures Lunacy of Monty PythonBWW Reviews: Short North Stage's SPAMALOT Captures Lunacy of Monty Python
by Paul Batterson - Mar 27, 2017

Monty Python is the kind of like the sushi of the entertainment world. At first glance, people either devour it and love it or they poke at it with a fork and think "What in God's name is that?" (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 17- SPAMALOT Begins the Quest of Broadway PreviewsVIDEO: On This Day, March 17- SPAMALOT Begins the Quest of Broadway Previews
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

On this day in 2005, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the smash hit musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, began previews at the Shubert Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLANDStage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company StudioPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, today, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

#IMOMSOHARD to Hit Charlotte's McGlohon Theater This Spring#IMOMSOHARD to Hit Charlotte's McGlohon Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

They've kept you sane. They've brightened your day. They've made you laugh 'til you pee a little. And now Kristin and Jen from #IMOMSOHARD are coming to Charlotte. (more...)

#IMOMSOHARD Coming to the Duke Energy Center This Spring#IMOMSOHARD Coming to the Duke Energy Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

They've kept you sane. They've brightened your day. They've made you laugh 'til you pee a little. And now Kristin and Jen from #IMOMSOHARD are coming to Raleigh. (more...)

YouTube Gaming Groups Achievement Hunter and Funhaus Bring Successful Live Show to NJPACYouTube Gaming Groups Achievement Hunter and Funhaus Bring Successful Live Show to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Let's Play Live, the gaming comedy event from Rooster Teeth's Let's Play network, in conjunction with Mills Entertainment will come to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Monday, April 24th at 8pm.  (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers Announce New Performance Schedule for SPEEDMOUSE at Theatre 80The Umbilical Brothers Announce New Performance Schedule for SPEEDMOUSE at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Umbilical Brothers announce a change in their performance schedule for the New York City run of their hit show, Speedmouse (re-squeaked), at Theatre 80.  Monday and Tuesday performances will move to matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Produced by WestBeth Entertainment, tickets are $35.00 plus fees and are onsale now.  (more...)

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