Eric Idle News

Date Of Birth:
March 29, 1943 (71)
Birth Place:
South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male

by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014


Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, and catapulting cows, are just some of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail playing on the Clarence Brown Theatre Stage April 24 - May 11, 2014! The production is sponsored by Schaad Companies, Pilot Flying J, the Mildred Haines and William Elijah Morris Lecture Endowment Fund and the Arts & Heritage Fund. Media sponsors are Comcast, WBIR, WUOT, WUTK, B97.5 and East Tennessee PBS. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARRIE THE MUSICAL and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Starting off the Main Stage season in May of 2014 is the rock musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, running May 8 through 24. This rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is a thought-provoking and emotional dramatization of Christ's final days. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. (more...)

Monty Python Release New Promo Single & Music Video For 'The Silly Walks Song'
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 04, 2014

For the first time in decades, world renown comedy troupe Monty Python have released a new single and music video for 'The Silly Walks Song'. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Delays MATILDA Debut Again Following Injury; Will Join Cast 'Later This Month'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 04, 2014

In February, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals, and was believed to begin performances next week, on Tuesday, April 8. Representatives for MATILDA have now confirmed to BroadwayWorld that Sieber will need additional time for his hand to fully heal. (more...)

SEUSSICAL to Play Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 7/5-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical for young audiences and their families. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

RAGTIME, SEUSSICAL and More Set for COCA, Now thru Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

COCA St. Louis has announced its upcoming events, programs and performances. Details below! (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre tonight, March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/17- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2014

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Christopher Sieber's MATILDA Debut Delayed Due to Hand Injury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Christopher Sieber, who will be Broadway's newest Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, will have to wait to play the tyrant headmistress on stage .During rehearsals for his debut as Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA THE MUSICAL last month, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand. He is now expected to begin performances on Tuesday April 8 if his hand is fully healed. Cast member Ben Thompson will perform the role beginning this Tuesday March 18 when Mr. Sieber had hoped to begin performances in the show. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Sets 2014-15 Season: HAMLET, KING LEAR, SEUSSICAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announced today eight productions of the upcoming 2014/15 Season, which includes four major Shakespearean titles, plus a sequel to Shakespeare's epic tragedy and a world premiere musical based on a classic novel. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, 3/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

THE MIDTOWN MEN and SPAMALOT Among Moonlight Amphitheatre's 2014 Summer Season Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Two special events have been announced for this summer at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. The Moonlight Cultural Foundation will present THE MIDTOWN MEN in a special concert performance on Sat., July 5. Making their West Coast debut, THE MIDTOWN MEN features four of the original cast members of The Jersey Boys in concert showcasing favorite hits of the 1960s. In advance of Moonlight Stage Productions' MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT this summer, the theatre will present a free screening of the hit movie the musical is based on: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. The film will be shown on a large screen on the Moonlight stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Eric Idle & Bob Einstein Set for Showtime's INSIDE COMEDY, 3/3
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

On Monday, March 3, legendary comedians from both sides of the pond, Eric Idle and Bob Einstein, sit down with INSIDE COMEDY host David Steinberg to dish on their careers and some of television's most iconic shows. British comedian, actor, author and writer Eric Idle talks about the origin of Monty Python and creating the Tony-Award winning musical comedy Spamalot. Meanwhile actor, comedian and writer Bob Einstein talks about getting his break on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, working with the celebrated Redd Foxx and the creation of one of his most memorable characters, Super Dave. (more...)

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