March 18, 2007 |
IT'S a dark and crowded theater in New York. The curtain has only been up five minutes, and Steve Wynn, the billionaire owner of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, leans in, grips my knee and whispers in my ear: "Eric," he says, "this will be great in Las Vegas. " "Yes," I say, "it will. " Then I realize, slightly disappointedly, he means "Spamalot. " My future as a billionaire's date is still up for grabs. "Can I give you a ride home?" he asks nicely. I'm thinking 6th Avenue, but he means L.A. Well, OK. He flies us home in a plane bigger than my boarding school.
November 19, 2013 |
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February 15, 2007 |
Monty Python's Eric Idle and John Du Prez, who created the hit musical comedy "Spamalot," based on the 1975 film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," have mined the comedy troupe's film canon for a new musical venture. "Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)," an oratorio inspired by "Monty Python's Life of Brian," will have its world premiere in Canada this summer as part of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity.
November 25, 2013 |
Monty Python's big reunion has sold out in less than a minute, leading the British comedy troupe to add four performances to its July engagement at the O2 Arena in London. On Monday, Eric Idle tweeted that the July 1 performance sold out in 45 seconds. He wrote that the four additional performances -- July 2 to 5 -- also sold out in less than a minute. "This pretty much took us by surprise, so we are talking about adding more shows. I apologise if you didn't get seats. We're working on it," Idle tweeted.
October 5, 1989 |
Graham Chapman, a founding member of the zany and irreverent Monty Python's Flying Circus, died Wednesday in Britain of cancer, a spokeswoman for the group announced in New York. He was 48. The tall, slender Chapman who in 1981 wrote "A Liar's Autobiography" about his years with the British nonsense comedic group that was credited with helping reshape the face of television and films in the 1960s and '70s, died in a hospital, said Nancy Lewis, who represents Monty Python.
March 19, 1998 |
For comedy buffs, HBO reunites the outrageous Monty Python troupe, "Mystery Science Theater" goes to the Oscars and Fox previews its new sitcom starring Damon Wayans. Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo don their penguin suits to offer their zany opinions of this year's Oscar contenders on "Mystery Science Theater 3000's Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special," today at 4:30 p.m. on the Sci-Fi Channel. HBO presents the "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Tribute to Monty Python," Saturday at 11 p.