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BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT: Singing Knights and Flying Cows and Killer Rabbits...Oh My!
by Tracy Danoff - Mar 14, 2012

Singing knights, flying cows and a killer rabbit are just a few things you can expect from Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical that has landed in DC at the Warner Theatre. Silliness abounds in this show, which is based on the 1975 movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." (more...)

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Jan 10, 2011

As an avowed Monty Python fan, it was with much anticipation that I looked forward to finally getting the opportunity to see SPAMALOT. Unfortunately, this hodgepodge of scenes cobbled from the cult film (although admittedly, it is a very large cult) Monty Python and the Holy Grail, failed to fully engage me. In fact, it's the additional elements that book writer and Python member Eric Idle includes, along with a couple of fresh songs he's written with frequent collaborator John Du Prez, that really standout in this dubious homage. But, a game cast put on a fine display nonetheless at the Fox Theatre this past weekend (January 7-9, 2011). (more...)

Philly's 'Nerds' Musical Launches Daily Rehearsal Blog
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2007

With rehearsals now underway for the Philadelphia Theatre Company premiere of Nerds://A Musical Software Satire, the show's creators have launched a new daily blog, offering fans and audience members a first-hand look into the process of preparing the new musical for its Janaury 2007 debut (more...)

Pollack, Etc. Set for Philly Premiere of 'Nerds' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2006

The Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the premiere of Nerds://A Musical Software Satire for 36 performances only (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere of Brown's '13'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2006

Casting has been announced for the world premiere production of the new Jason Robert Brown musical 13 (more...)

Will Rogers Follies Tour Postponed Until Sept. 23 After Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2005

After the driver of a tractor trailer was tragically killed in a fiery accident and sets were damaged, the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies will postpone performances until September 23rd (more...)

SHOWSTOPPERS Mon. 10/25 for Gay Man's Health Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2004

A special 'Broadway Fantasy Overture' will open the one-night only, all-star concert featuring numerous Tony Award winners and others in 'SHOWSTOPPERS!' A Salute to The Best Of Broadway at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway & 65th Street) this coming Monday, October 25th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)