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Date Of Birth:
March 29, 1943 (71)
Birth Place:
South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
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BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT, Richmond Theatre, January 26 2015BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT, Richmond Theatre, January 26 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 27, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a now legendary show based on a legendary film and a legendary King. So, does it live up to its status? (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Bumps SUSANNA to 2015-16 SeasonThe Collegiate Chorale Bumps SUSANNA to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces the postponement of George F. Handel's Susanna from February 3, 2015 to the company's 2015/16 Season, with date and time to be confirmed. (more...)

New Lyric Video For Monty Python's 'The Silly Walks Song'New Lyric Video For Monty Python's 'The Silly Walks Song'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Monty Python's new single gets a lyric video! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPAMALOT Begins Its 2015 Tour!STAGE TUBE: SPAMALOT Begins Its 2015 Tour!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2015

Spam Cam takes you behind the scenes at Manchester Opera House for Spamalot's opening night! (more...)

Cathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next MonthCathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Olympic Gold medal gymnast Cathy Rigby stars as 'Cat in the Hat' in Seussical the Musical which officially opens the LA Ovation Award winning 3D Theatricals' (3DT) 2015 musical theatre season. This delightful, whimsical show has been set for ten performances at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium February 7 - 22; and six performances February 28 - March 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera
by David Fick - Dec 31, 2014

The penultimate column in our 2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives deals with musical theatre and opera. Today we celebrate 'six of the best' opera and musical theatre productions from around the country - with two honourable mentions for an outstanding cabaret and revue - having already looked at some of the best plays and dance productions of the year. (more...)

Scoop:  THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DREW CAREY on CBS - Week of January 5, 2015Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DREW CAREY on CBS - Week of January 5, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DREW CAREY, airing on CBS for the week of January 5, 2015! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest TestamentBWW Reviews: NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest Testament
by Michael Dale - Dec 20, 2014

Monty Python's tale of the fellow born in the stable next to Jesus' has gone from blasphemous to delightful family fun. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Hallelujah. The Collegiate Chorale Brings MESSIAH (Not) to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 20, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to Handel's MESSIAH: That would be Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, transformed from the film by Eric Idle (the jokes) and John Du Prez (the music) into NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY). This comic oratorio resulted in a very jolly evening, which The Collegiate Chorale brought to Carnegie Hall, under conductor and director Ted Sperling. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/17/14 - 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', Von Trapp Kids at 54 Below, Michael Buble and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', with Tamsin Greig and more, begins tonight in the West End, the Von Trapp kids come together at 54 Below, and Michael Buble brings Christmas to New York! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch & More in NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, continuing tonight, December 16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as 'Baroque-N-Roll,' Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include 'Hail to the Shoe,' 'We Love Sheep,' and the audience favorite and sing-along 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.' BroadwayWorld brings yo photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

AUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott ForrestAUDIO: Eric Idle Discusses His NOT THE MESSIAH, SPAMALOT, Why Audiences Love Bagpipes and More with WQXR's Elliott Forrest
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

Eric Idle, the famous member of the absurdist-comedy collective Monty Python, recently joined forces with composer John Du Prez to create 'Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy),' a zany pastiche based on Monty Python's 1979 film 'The Life of Brian,' and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/14 - POCATELLO, MR. MAGOO, NOT THE MESSIAH and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: POCATELLO opens off-Broadway, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS and 26 PEBBLES benefit good causes, and NOT THE MESSIAH begins tonight at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie HallThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, tonight and tomorrow, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next WeekThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents SPAMALOT, Now thru 12/26Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents SPAMALOT, Now thru 12/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Arts will stage MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Maangement and opening December 5. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table- featuring cows, killer rabbits, and a Diva to end all divas. (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix TheatreSERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Monty Python's SPAMALOT at BPASTAGE TUBE: New Promo for Monty Python's SPAMALOT at BPA
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Arts will stage MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Maangement and opening December 5. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table- featuring cows, killer rabbits, and a Diva to end all divas. Click below to watch a promo for the show! (more...)

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