November 1, 2011 |
In her new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reflects on her decision to take a vacation at the time of Hurricane Katrina, a move that she now describes as “tone-deaf.” As Katrina approached the Gulf Coast, Rice was coming off nine months of travel to 46 countries. When friends invited her to New York for the U.S. Open tennis championships, Rice was grateful for the “opportunity to break away from the daily grind.” “I didn't think much about the dire warnings of an approaching hurricane called Katrina,” she wrote in the book, "No Higher Honor," which hit stores Tuesday.
February 22, 2011
STAGE Monty Python's Spamalot Theatergoers in search of killer rabbits and persistent dismembered knights need look no further than this musical adapted for the stage ? or "lovingly ripped off," in the parlance of the production ? from the absurd Arthurian comedy film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail. " The show, which features a new score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, skewers the Knights of the Round Table, pop culture, Broadway musicals and just about anything else it sets its sights on. Fred Kavli Theatre , 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
August 9, 2009 |
In these cash-strapped days, people are lucky to get to see a show once, never mind a second or third time. But with "Spamalot" now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre more than four years after it opened on Broadway and a couple of years after it premiered in Las Vegas, there are a number of returning customers, Monty Python addicts chief among them.
July 10, 2009 |
In the mood for a little medieval merry-making? I didn't think I was, but Monty Python has a way of coaxing you into its giddy time machine for a journey that, no matter how far-flung, usually ends up in the troupe's delightfully familiar backyard of anachronistic zaniness. You certainly don't have to be a cult follower to enjoy "Monty Python's Spamalot," the Tony-winning musical largely based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," one of the films that extended the global reach of the group's distinctive brand of British hilarity.
January 15, 2009 |
Four years after it opened on Broadway, "Monty Python's Spamalot" will finally make its way to L.A. in July as the opening show of the new season at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. The Tony Award-winning musical, based on the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," ended its Broadway run Sunday. Last year, a production opened at the Wynn Las Vegas, starring John O'Hurley. The former "Dancing With the Stars" winner and "Seinfeld" semi-regular will reprise the role of King Arthur at the Ahmanson from July 7 to Sept.
July 21, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- For 11 seasons, Stephen Collins played Eric Camden, the father and small-town minister of the hit TV drama "7th Heaven," which apparently left an impression on viewers. "I find people are very polite to me, which is really sweet," Collins says. "They tend to be on their good behavior because they sort of do think that I'm kind of a minister."