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Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (77)

Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now Photo SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

On October 11, 1975, Saturday Night Live, a topical comedy sketch show, made its debut on NBC.

OCU To Open 69th Season With Regional Premiere Of Socially Distanced Monty Python's S Photo OCU To Open 69th Season With Regional Premiere Of Socially Distanced Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

Oklahoma City University's award-winning Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company will open its 69th season with its first-ever mainstage livestream: a newly unveiled pandemic version of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot.

Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Gad, Eric Idle & More Join THE PRINCESS BRIDE  Virtual Fundrais Photo Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Gad, Eric Idle & More Join THE PRINCESS BRIDE Virtual Fundraiser For the Democratic Party of Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the cast of The Princess Bride will reunite virtually for a reading of the film's script, as a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, which will be livestreamed at 7pm ET on September 13.

BWW Blog: Coming Full Circle Photo BWW Blog: Coming Full Circle
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Jul 31, 2020

This pandemic hasna??t just affected Broadway. Ita??s postponed and even cancelled performances nationwide. Community theaters had to close their doors.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools Photo THE ADDAMS FAMILY and CLUE Take Top Spots in Most-Produced Shows in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

According to the annual school play survey conducted by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), The Addams Family, Clue, and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2019-20 school year, which was cut short by the closures required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granbury Theatre Academy Presents SEUSSICAL JR Summer Camps Photo Granbury Theatre Academy Presents SEUSSICAL JR Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020

Granbury Theatre Academy will present Seussical JR summer camps this year.

BWW Interview: The Groundlings' Stephanie Courtney & Brian Palermo On Zooming THE CRA Photo BWW Interview: The Groundlings' Stephanie Courtney & Brian Palermo On Zooming THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW
by Gil Kaan - May 26, 2020

The Groundlings' weekly Wednesday night show THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW that's been running for years, halted production like all other live entertainment. Well, Groundlings improv fans can now look forward to the beginning of the online Zoomed editions of THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW with the first installment this Wednesday May 27 @ 8pm PST. I got to socially-distance interview Stephanie Courtney and Brian Palermo, long time improvisors of THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Experience Theatre Project Presents THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S ORANGE FUZZY BALL Photo Experience Theatre Project Presents THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S ORANGE FUZZY BALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Hey Monty Python lovers! It's time for something completely differenta?? It'sa?" The Secret Policeman's Orange Fuzzy Ball, a team trivia night & parody story inspired by the creative talent of Monty Python. This theatrical presentation of a trivia tournament promises to present an interactive trivia experience for all tournament participants. A storyline follows all trivia rounds, and features side show acts, musical numbers, and a loving tribute to Terry Jones. The trivia will be presented by actors performing as John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman. Doors open at 6pm for dinner and socializing, trivia competition begins at 7pm.

City Circle Theatre Company Announces 2020��"2021 Season Photo City Circle Theatre Company Announces 2020��"2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville is proud to announce its 2020a?"21 season. The season includes the play Puffs, a Potter-inspired comedy and spoof about secondary characters in a certain boy wizard's world; Elf The Musical, the modern-day Christmas classic based on the beloved film; a concert version of the Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden; the provocative, electrifying rock musical Spring Awakening; and the outrageous musical comedy; Spamalot for the annual teen show. 

MONTY PYTHON Actor and Director Terry Jones Has Died at 77 Photo MONTY PYTHON Actor and Director Terry Jones Has Died at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Monty Python star Terry Jones has died, according to the BBC. The news was confirmed by his agent. No further details of his death have been released at this time. Jones was 77 years old.

SEUSSICAL is Coming to The Play Group Theatre Photo SEUSSICAL is Coming to The Play Group Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Seussical the musical Oh the thinks you can think! ...when you think about Seuss! Seussical is a fun and fantastical musical about friendship, unity and community, and standing tall even if you're small! Weaving together the tales of Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Jojo, and many other familiar faces, Seussical transports you to places you can only dream about!

Stratford Festival's 2020 Season Goes on Sale Today Photo Stratford Festival's 2020 Season Goes on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

After a Members advance sale so busy it prompted the early extension of two productions, tickets for the Stratford Festival's groundbreaking new season go on sale to the public today. The 2020 season is one of the biggest ever and includes the much-anticipated opening of the new Tom Patterson Theatre. With the $100-million fundraising goal a hair's breadth away from completion, the bespoke theatre is one of North America's most significant new arts builds in decades.

Emmy-Winning Act Brings Beatles Magic To Orlando During Florida Tour Photo Emmy-Winning Act Brings Beatles Magic To Orlando During Florida Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2019

Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute band The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will bring the Magic of The Beatles to Plaza LIVE Orlando this Saturday, November 23rd. The third show of their four-day, four-show Florida run, the performance follows two sold-out shows in Clearwater and Ponte Vedra on Thursday and Friday. After playing the Plaza LIVE performance, the group will wrap up the weekend in Ft. Myers on Sunday before heading back to the West Coast for a string of California shows starting next weekend.

Emmy-Winning Beatles Tribute Act To Wrap Up FL Tour In Ft. Myers Photo Emmy-Winning Beatles Tribute Act To Wrap Up FL Tour In Ft. Myers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2019

Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute band The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will bring the Magic of The Beatles to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Ft. Myers this Sunday, November 24th, after playing three shows of a four-day run of Florida tour dates in Clearwater, Ponte Vedra, and Orlando.

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Charms at Winter Opera Photo BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Charms at Winter Opera
by Steve Callahan - Nov 10, 2019

It's 140 years old, but it's as fresh and appealing as when it first bounded into the public eye on New Year's Eve, 1879.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces New Leads Of SPAMALOT Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces New Leads Of SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today two new cast members to lead the production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT beginning November 14, with Jeff Diebold as King Arthur, and Keely Vasquez as the Lady of the Lake. SPAMALOT opened on September 8 to rave reviews, with the original cast members, Jonah D. Winston and Meghan Murphy originally at the helm in the roles of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Murphy and Winston will play their final week of SPAMALOT through November 10.     

SEUSSICAL! Begins Performances At Missoula Community Theatre Photo SEUSSICAL! Begins Performances At Missoula Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

a?oeYou have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes! You can steer yourself any direction you choose!a?? These inspirational words of Dr. Seuss invite you to steer yourself to the Missoula Community Theatre (MCT) for the musical Seussical, Dec 5-22 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Theater Hof Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Theater Hof
by Martin Ganeider - Nov 3, 2019

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Woodside Community Theatre's SPAMALOT Photo VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Woodside Community Theatre's SPAMALOT
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Woodside Community Theatre ('WCT') presents Monty Python's Spamalot, book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez.

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