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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...)

Photo Flash: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Celebrates Opening Night at the TaperPhoto Flash: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Celebrates Opening Night at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened yesterday, November 23, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Kendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating LiveKendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

BWW earlier reported the sad news that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Friends and colleagues have already turned to Twitter to express their sorrow at the unexpected news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber Gets Honored with  Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: Christopher Sieber Gets Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2014

Broadway favorite Christopher Sieber was just honored with a caricature at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big celebration and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Present NOT THE MESSIAH with Eric Idle at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 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...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of November 10, 2014Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON on CBS - Week of November 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Nov 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, airing on CBS for the week of November 10, 2014! (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts to Present SPAMALOT, 12/5-26Bainbridge Performing Arts to Present SPAMALOT, 12/5-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 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...)

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