Eric Idle News

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


BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jul 13, 2014

One of the best musical comedies to reach a Kansas City stage this season opened on Saturday July 12 at the White Theatre. Steven Eubank directs Monty Python's Spamalot, with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and music direction by Pam Williamson. Eubank appears to be a comedic genius in his direction of campy stage plays. Working with an extremely talented cast, he puts together a hilarious production reminiscent of one of the funniest movies of all times, Airplane!. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CST's SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy,Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world ofDr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony AwardŽ-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle ofMonty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction byMichael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CST's SEUSSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony AwardŽ-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Every performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, CST partners with the Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) to offer hands-on craft activities in CST's Lobby. Check out highlights below! (more...)

West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 8/1-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The West Fargo SUMMER ARTS INTENSIVE will present Monty Python's SPAMALOT August 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm and August 3 at 2:30pm at West Fargo High School. (more...)

PHOTO: Eric Idle Shares First Look at Sacha Baron Cohen in New Comedy GRIMSBY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Sacha Baron Cohen will appear in the new Sony Pictures comedy GRIMSBY, set to hit theaters on July 31, 2015. (more...)

Rich Mix Cinema to Present Live Screening of Monty Python Reunion Tour From 02 Arena, July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

On Sunday July 20th at 7pm RICH MIX CINEMA will screen live from the 02 Arena the final night of the highly reviewed, totally sold out MONTY PYTHON reunion tour performed by Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle who reunite for Monty Python Live (mostly). For many people who were unable to grab this year's hottest comedy tickets, the live screening at Rich Mix Cinema will enable the Shoreditch cinema's audiences join the crowd at the 02 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home ....on the big HD screen. (more...)

Review Roundup: Monty Python at the O2
by Review Roundups - Jul 02, 2014

Monty Python Live (mostly) opened on stage at the London O2 Arena for 10 memorable nights in July. This reunion promises to be the biggest live event of the year and their final show, 'The Last Night of the Pythons' will be broadcast live into more than 450 cinemas in the UK, and into 1500 cinemas worldwide. (more...)

Behind The Scenes: MONTY PYTHON, ONE DOWN, FIVE TO GO
by Emily Ball - Jul 01, 2014

After two weeks of intense rehearsals the surviving members of the Monty Python gang are ready to take to the stage for the World Premiere of Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go, on Tuesday 1st July. We are promised a "crazy party" and a "high-powered energetic show...especially for 70-year-old men". (more...)

Lakewood Playhouse Extends Run of Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce that, due to POPULAR DEMAND, we are EXTENDING our Current Production of The Musical "Monty Python's SPAMALOT" by ONE WEEK! The Tony-Award Winning Musical, with Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, has SOLD OUT during EVERY SINGLE Performance of the Show during its run so far! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

Classic Album 'Monty Python Sings (again)' to Be Rereleased 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

On July 15, 2014, Monty Python's classic 1989 album Monty Python Sings will be reissued on Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). (more...)

Monty Python Launches Official Fan SPAM Club
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Monty Python fans can now join the comedy troupe's official Monty Python's SPAM Club, claiming to be 'the worst run fan club in the world'! (more...)

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