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March 29, 1943 (72)
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BrightSide Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature NOISES OFF, SPAMALOTBrightSide Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature NOISES OFF, SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are proud to announce BrightSide Theatre's 2015-2016 5th Anniversary Season - 'Season Five - Season of Farce!' - Noises Off; Not Now, Darling; and the smash hit musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot. 'With BrightSide Theatre having been founded for the love of farce, we knew our Fifth Anniversary Season had to be filled with pure laughter. These three farces are the epitome of Laugh-Out-Loud comedies! From the show named the greatest farce of all times, to a classic British farce, to the musical that always 'Looks on the BrightSide of Life', explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak , 'we invite you to join us as we celebrate our Fifth Anniversary by sharing in the laughter that will entertain you throughout our 'Season Five - Season of Farce!' ' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Prepare to Plotz at EPAC's SPAMALOTBWW Reviews: Prepare to Plotz at EPAC's SPAMALOT
by Marakay Rogers - May 7, 2015

Ephrata puts on a truly riotous production of a truly riotous show. Let the frivolity begin. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway stars lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL, DOGFIGHT heads to Australia and more! (more...)

Eric Idle, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson & Merle Dandrige Will Lead All-Star SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl This SummerEric Idle, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson & Merle Dandrige Will Lead All-Star SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python'sSpamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005, will star Merle Dandridge as The Lady of the Lake, Warwick Davis as Patsy,Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Sir Robin, Eric Idle as the Historian and Craig Robinson as King Arthur. BT McNicholl will direct. Spamalot will be conducted by Todd Ellison and choreographed by Scott Taylor. Additional casting is to be announced. (more...)

Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who recently starred opposite each other in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, will return to the stage in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny in St. Louis beginning July 6, just one week after they tie the knot! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!Photo Coverage: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens - On the Red Carpet with Megan Hilty, Tina Fey & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 23, 2015

The completely original new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opened last night, April 22 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the red carpet, featuring Broadway's best! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT an Evening of Great Grand SillinessBWW Reviews: SPAMALOT an Evening of Great Grand Silliness
by Frank Benge - Apr 19, 2015

The labeled ingredients in the canned mystery meat known as Spam are chopped pork shoulder meat, ham meat, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative. There are almost as many ingredients in the Georgetown Palace Theatre production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT, which includes a hard-working cast, clever songs, and a script featuring the witty and politically incorrect British humor of Monty Python. Monty Python's SPAMALOT is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail ' which was a highly irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Monty Python is considered both parody and satire. There are abundant examples of both at work in this production. Among the things parodied are Broadway musicals (in general) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (specifically) repeatedly. The original production was the winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

SPAMALOT to Play EPAC, 4/30-5/16SPAMALOT to Play EPAC, 4/30-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Eric Idle's Spamalot elevated to cult classic status when King Arthur and his haphazard knights first stormed the Broadway stage in 2005, earning Spamalot the Tony Award for Best Musical and garnering 14 other Tony nominations. The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present this madcap comedy at EPAC's Sheridan Bigler Theater. The production opens on April 30, 2015, and runs through May 16, 2015. (more...)

Joe Tracini to Join Cast of SPAMALOT Tour at King's Theatre GlasgowJoe Tracini to Join Cast of SPAMALOT Tour at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Having travelled the length and breadth of the country since January in search of The Holy Grail, Joe Pasquale now continues his hilarious quest at theatres across the land with the help of his actor son Joe Tracini (handy that he's also called Joe, so that probably helps cut down on sign writing costs at least). Spamalot gallops into the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 1 until Saturday 6 June 2015. (more...)

Joe Tracini To Star In SPAMALOT Tour Alongside His Father Joe Pasquale From May 11!Joe Tracini To Star In SPAMALOT Tour Alongside His Father Joe Pasquale From May 11!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Having travelled the length and breadth of the country since January in search of The Holy Grail, Joe Pasquale now continues his hilarious quest at theatres across the land with the help of his actor son Joe Tracini (handy that he's also called Joe, so that probably helps cut down on sign writing costs at least). (more...)

Scoop: SHREK THE THIRD on ABC - Saturday, May 2, 2015Scoop: SHREK THE THIRD on ABC - Saturday, May 2, 2015
by - Apr 13, 2015

Get all the scoop on SHREK THE THIRD, airing on ABC on Saturday, May 2, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Physicist Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'The Galaxy Song'VIDEO: Physicist Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'The Galaxy Song'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

World reknown physicist Stephe Hawking has shared a cover of 'The Galaxy Song' from the 1983 cult classic Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, which is available as a digital download beginning today (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/15- SPAMALOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/15- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

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...)

SPAMALOT, THE LION, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and More Set for Geva Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonSPAMALOT, THE LION, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and More Set for Geva Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Four productions still remain in Geva Theatre Center's 42nd Season: A Body of Water, Lee Blessing's play of memory and identity; The Mountaintop, a reimagining of Martin Luther King's last night on earth; the world premiere of Cass Morgan's journey to discover her roots - The Road to Where; and the season's grand finale, the laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The 2014-2015 Season continued Geva's innovative efforts to connect patrons and artists and art with the community. The 2015-2016 Season will continue to build on that and also usher in a new era as Geva's historic home begins to undergo renovation and transformation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Bend Civic Presents the Zany Musical MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Reviews: South Bend Civic Presents the Zany Musical MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Alex Price - Mar 16, 2015

The Knights of the Round Table brought a hilarious production to the stage at the South Bend Civic Theater on March 14, 2015. Monty Python's Spamalot was opened on the South Bend Civic stage on March 13th, and will continue to run until April 4th. This zany musical brought great humor, acting, and vocals from a talented cast directed by Mark Abram-Copenhaver. (more...)

Cast of MONTY PYTHON to Reunite for 'Holy Grail' Anniversary at 2015 TFFCast of MONTY PYTHON to Reunite for 'Holy Grail' Anniversary at 2015 TFF
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced a special celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (more...)

SPAMALOT UK Tour, Featuring Michael Palin, Coming to Edinburgh PlayhouseSPAMALOT UK Tour, Featuring Michael Palin, Coming to Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Monty Python legend, Michael Palin has beaten off stiff competition from Brian May, Professor Brian Cox, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Ball and Eric Idle to appear on screen during each performance of Spamalot at The Edinburgh Playhouse from 16 - 21 March as part of Monty Python's Spamalot UK Tour. (more...)

Esther Hannaford Joins Colin Lane and David Collins in THE 3 MIKADOS at Arts Centre Melbourne, March 26-April 19Esther Hannaford Joins Colin Lane and David Collins in THE 3 MIKADOS at Arts Centre Melbourne, March 26-April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Leading lady of the stage, Esther Hannaford, joins comedy double act veterans, Colin Lane (Lano from Lano and Woodley) and David Collins (the hairy one from The Umbilical Brothers), in the witty musical romp that is The 3 Mikados. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Outdoor Screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 5/2Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host Outdoor Screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 3rd Annual Free Movie Night in the Park on May 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Presented in association with Enzian Theater, the free screening of the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail is open to the public. The Theater has also partnered with The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar to offer guests the opportunity to purchase dinner before the movie starts. The outdoor event will take place along the lawn of Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. For further information call ?(407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visit www.orlandoshakes.org, or stop by in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

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