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Date of Birth: December 14, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: Sheffield, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has staged Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics byEric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical. (more...)

SPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRTSPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Stage SPAMALOTBrightSide Theatre to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, presents the perfect finale to our 5th Anniversary Season with the outrageous musical comedy featuring the song that gave BrightSide Theatre its namesake and is lovingly ripped off from the motion picture 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'- Spamalot. Spamalot will perform at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville June 3-19, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by phone at 630-447-TIXS (8497). The press performance is Friday, June 3 at 8pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/17- SPAMALOTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/17/17- SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2016

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...)

WICKED Tour Stars to Reunite in CT Repertory Theatre's SPAMALOTWICKED Tour Stars to Reunite in CT Repertory Theatre's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz.  Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Sep 29, 2015

Spamalot erzahlt mit frechem Witz die Legende von Konig Arthur, der mit seinem Diener zur Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral aufbricht - ein Stoff wie in der Oper Parsifal. Unterstutzt wird der liebenswert-schrullige Monarch von den Rittern der Tafelrunde, einer schragen Truppe von Muttersohnchen und Mochtegern-Helden. Sie begegnen merkwurdigen Gestalten wie dem Schwarzen Ritter oder dem grausamen Kaninchen. Die Burg Camelot sieht aus wie ein LasVegas-Casino und Lancelot entpuppt sich als Samba-Tanzer. Die Premiere von MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT am Staatstheater Karlsruhe fand am vergangenen Sonntag  statt, und wir haben hier sowohl einen Auszug aus einer Pressekritik, als auch Fotos von der Produktion fur euch zusammen gestellt. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPAMALOT Opens at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: SPAMALOT Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

 A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season. The Monty Python-inspired farce of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and a fresh new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The tale of King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical, as well as the Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Musical Show Album. Jeff Award-winning Director David Perkovich and Jeff Award-winning Choreographer Linda Fortunato join artistic forces to put their creative spin on the irreverent musical parody, running September 17th through October 18th, with a press opening on Sunday, September 20th at 7 p.m. at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, IN. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Stages Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/18Theatre at the Center Stages Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Sep 15, 2015

Britannien im Jahre 932 nach Christus: Spamalot erzahlt mit frechem Witz die Legende von Konig Arthur, der mit seinem Diener zur Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral aufbricht - ein Stoff wie in der Oper Parsifal. Unterstutzt wird der liebenswert-schrullige Monarch von den Rittern der Tafelrunde, einer schragen Truppe von Muttersohnchen und Mochtegern-Helden. Sie begegnen merkwurdigen Gestalten wie dem Schwarzen Ritter oder dem grausamen Kaninchen. Die Burg Camelot sieht aus wie ein LasVegas-Casino und Lancelot entpuppt sich als Samba-Tanzer. Selbstverstandlich gibt es auch eine Liebesgeschichte - und die Kunstform Musical wird mit viel Herz parodiert. Das Stuck beruht auf der Komodie Die Ritter der Kokosnuss der legendaren Komikertruppe Monty Python, die gerade in London ihr Revival gefeiert hat. Die Geschichte wurde von Eric Idle mit Monty-Python Sketchen und Songs wie Always Look on the Bright Side of Life angereichert. Am Broadway gewann Monty Python's Spamalot drei Tony Awards, darunter als bestes Musical. (more...)

Premierenreport: Tiroler Landestheater startet mit SPAMALOT in die neue SpielzeitPremierenreport: Tiroler Landestheater startet mit SPAMALOT in die neue Spielzeit
by Iris Moebius - Sep 15, 2015

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT erzahlt in außerst ungewohnlicher Form die legendare Geschichte von Konig Artus und den Rittern der Tafelrunde. Es beruht auf der mittlerweile klassischen Filmkomodie Monty Python and the Holy Grail (deutscher Titel: Die Ritter der Kokosnuss), handelt von Rittern und ihren verqueren Heldentaten und „bietet eine Menge schoner Girls, Kuhe, Killerkaninchen und Franzosen', so Eric Idle. Das Grundungsmitglied des unvergleichlichen Monty Python-Teams hat die Filmhandlung fur das Musical verandert, bleibt aber dem schragen Monty-Python-Humor treu. Auch die Filmmusik wurde von ihm und John Du Prez fur das Musical umgearbeitet: teils neu komponiert, teils musikalisch aufgefrischt. Premiere am Tiroler Landestheater wurde am vergangenen Samstag gefeiert, und sowohl Publikum als auch Presse waren begeistert. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT Begins at Metropolis TonightMonty Python's SPAMALOT Begins at Metropolis Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Metropolis continues its 15th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award winning musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot tonight, September 10 - October 25, 2015. (more...)

Broadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Lead SPAMALOT, Beginning Tonight at Geva Theatre CenterBroadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Lead SPAMALOT, Beginning Tonight at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Geva Theatre Center welcomes Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster in the role of King Arthur, and his wife, Rochester-born Jennifer Cody, as Arthur's sidekick Patsy in the opening production of the theatre's 43rd Season - the Tony Award-winning hit musical, Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, in the Wilson Stage, tonight, September 9, through October 11. (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 - Sep 8, 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...)

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT kommt ans Tiroler Landestheater InnsbruckMONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT kommt ans Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck
by Iris Moebius - Sep 8, 2015

Das Musical erzahlt in außerst ungewohnlicher Form die legendare Geschichte von Konig Artus und den Rittern der Tafelrunde. Es beruht auf der mittlerweile klassischen Filmkomodie Monty Python and the Holy Grail (deutscher Titel: Die Ritter der Kokosnuss), handelt von Rittern und ihren verqueren Heldentaten und „bietet eine Menge schoner Girls, Kuhe, Killerkaninchen und Franzosen", so Eric Idle. Das Grundungsmitglied des unvergleichlichen Monty Python-Teams hat die Filmhandlung fur das Musical verandert, bleibt aber dem schragen Monty-Python-Humor treu. Auch die Filmmusik wurde von ihm und John Du Prez fur das Musical umgearbeitet: teils neu komponiert, teils musikalisch aufgefrischt. Und das Wagnis, den eigenwilligen englischen Humor in die amerikanischste aller Kunstgattungen zu uberfuhren, wurde belohnt. In New York premierte MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT im Marz 2005, gewann drei Tony Awards, unter anderem den Tony Award fur das beste Musical und lief erfolgreich bis 2009. Auch in Australien und London wurde und wird SPAMALOT mit viel Erfolg gespielt. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Play Metropolis This FallMonty Python's SPAMALOT to Play Metropolis This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Metropolis continues its 15th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award winning musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot September 10 - October 25, 2015. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 9/17-10/18Theatre at the Center to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 9/17-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

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by - Aug 4, 2015

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