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Eric Idle News

Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (74)
Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Casting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKSCasting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV's X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at BCP's SPAMALOT, Opening This SaturdayBWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at BCP's SPAMALOT, Opening This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Get ready to roll in the aisles as Bergen County Players (BCP) ushers in the 2017-2018 season with a side-splitting production of SPAMALOT, adapted from the classic 1975 cult film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The show starts its run tomorrow, September 16, and runs through October 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ImprovBoston Welcomes The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017ImprovBoston Welcomes The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman (Monty Python), Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually), John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), and Hugh Laurie (House, Fry & Laurie) all have one thing in common: they got their comedic start in Cambridge (Cambridge, England, that is) with the Cambridge Footlights. (more...)

Franklin Performing Arts Company Announces 27th SeasonFranklin Performing Arts Company Announces 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) announces its 27th season, with performances in THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's home and performance venue in downtown Franklin, and two holiday productions staged at Franklin High School. FPAC opens the season with award-winning playwright Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, presented September 29-October 1. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, the acclaimed dark comedy takes place in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, where civility unravels as two sets of parents discuss how to deal with a playground altercation that occurred between the couples' sons the previous day. (more...)

Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks to Return as Hosts of SCLA's FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE BenefitRita Wilson & Tom Hanks to Return as Hosts of SCLA's FORBIDDEN SHAKESPEARE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks host The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Freud Playhouse, on the UCLA Campus.  (more...)

BWW Review: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOTBWW Review: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOT
by Herbert Paine - Aug 29, 2017

SPAMALOT, Eric Idle's delicious and insanely funny parody of the Arthurian legend, is enjoying an equally delightful and enthusiastic sendup by the young actors of TheatriKIDS (the youth theatre program of Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff, AZ. Under the astute and inspired guidance of Theatrikos's education director Joe Maniglia and music director Kenlynn Winsor, the 32-member cast give their all to recreate the travels and travails of King Arthur (Matthew Sutphen) as he recruits high and low for his Round Table Knights to join the quest for the Holy Grail. (more...)

Franklin Performing Arts Company Announces Open Auditions for SPAMALOTFranklin Performing Arts Company Announces Open Auditions for SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python's Spamalot on Thursday, September 7 at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's home and performance venue, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. (more...)

Bergen County Players To Present SPAMALOT As 85th Season OpenerBergen County Players To Present SPAMALOT As 85th Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Get ready to roll in the aisles as Bergen County Players (BCP) ushers in the 2017-2018 season with a side-splitting production of SPAMALOT, adapted from the classic 1975 cult film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (more...)

Bergen County Players Celebrates its 85th SeasonBergen County Players Celebrates its 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bergen County Players, the New Jersey Association of Community Theater's '2015 Community Theater of the Year', is proud to announce its 85th consecutive season, running from September 2017 to June 2018. From entertaining musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' SPAMALOTPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' SPAMALOT
by Lily Lim - Aug 15, 2017

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles County and Orange County is pleased to present Monty Python's Tony Award-winning musical comedy SPAMALOT August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (with an official press opening of August 5); and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tickets Still Available for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at ShenanArtsTickets Still Available for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - JoJo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local AudiencesReview: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Audiences
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2017

When Monty Python's Flying Circus first premiered on television in 1969, few could have imagined how influential the program would become thanks to the inventive minds of its six main collaborators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Known for their surreal slapstick humor which satirized the over-politeness perceived to be the epitome of British culture, the series spawned multiple films, some stage performances, and the outrageously hysterical musical SPAMALOT, mostly based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and some of the television show's more memorable skits. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including the scenery and costumes currently being used in the thoroughly entertaining 3-D Theatricals musical comedy extravaganza from August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kevin Hart, Jim Carey, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah Headline JUST FOR LAUGHSKevin Hart, Jim Carey, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah Headline JUST FOR LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec, successfully upped the ante on hilarity with more artists and TV tapings than ever before, popping the cork over an astounding 42 sold-out shows. With a flood of television tapings, social media coverage, and international press, JFL experienced more worldwide exposure than ever before! JFL's name is synonymous with comedy. You can't turn your head without catching stand-up captured at the festival; major players include Netflix, HBO, The Comedy Network, CBC, Showtime, The CW, CNN, Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, LOL, TruTV and countless other media outlets from across the globe. (more...)

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Castle Craig PlayersBWW Review: SPAMALOT at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - Jul 29, 2017

The Castle Craig Players bring Monty Python's classic farce to the stage in a brilliantly comedic portrayal of Arthur, King of The Britons, and his Knights of the Round Table's adventures in trying to find the Holy Grail, a quest loaded with farcical encounters and some great musical numbers. (more...)

BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2017

Summer wouldn't be the same in Los Angeles without the Hollywood Bowl's annual offering of a star-studded Broadway musical; and this year will be no different when the mega-hit Mamma Mia! getting ready to ignite on one of the world's most iconic stages July 28 - 30.  BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling dropped in at rehearsals earlier this week to get a sneak peek at rehearsals and to speak with members of the cast.  Featured in Mamma Mia! are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Jaime Camil as Sam, Tisha-Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, Hamish Linklater as Harry, Jennifer Nettles as Donna, and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of South Staff's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at the Cast of South Staff's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

South Staffs Operatic Company will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this autumn with Monty Python's hit musical SPAMALOT from Tue 10 - Sat 14 October 2017. Monty Python's SPAMALOT, lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This AugustBucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present a one -hour, family-friendly adaptation of the Broadway musical 'Seussical Jr.' tailored especially for young audiences. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical ExtravaganzaInterview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre presents SPAMALOT for Two Nights OnlyCygnet Theatre presents SPAMALOT for Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Billed as 'lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail', SPAMALOT is coming to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. For two nights only, audiences can enjoy an epic search for the Holy Grail all while supporting Cygnet Theatre Artists! (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

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