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02.09.2010 | | Posted at 07:35 AM

Laughing with the Python Crew

By David Luhrssen
Mention The Secret Policeman�s Ball and music usually comes to mind�performances by an array of top performers from the late �70s and early �80s in a series of fundraisers for Amnesty International. But comedy was always at the heart of the project. The Secret Policeman�s Private Party (out Feb. 16 on DVD) collects stand-up skits performed as part of the fundraising concert series, documented by c...
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - Midnight

It wasn’t quite completely different, but Monty Python’s final film, 1983’s Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life was notably darker, more disturbing and explicit than anything the comedy team had filmed before. Life everything the troupe did, it has a fervent cult following, which makes it a logical choice for tonight’s . . .
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Theater Reviews

Revivals of the King Arthur legend can usually be rated in terms of historical accuracy or the imagination with which they push the legend further into fantasy. Broadway Across America’s Spamalot, which ended its brief stint at the Marcus Center on May 4, gleefully defies either category. In fact, its main purpose is to offer a musical take on another version of the King Arthur story: the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Although it departs from the film at times, especially in its upbeat finale . . .
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Consisting of send ups aimed at Broadway culture and some of the most cherished moments from the film, the production won the 2005 Tony
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 2 and 8 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Consisting of send ups aimed at Broadway culture and some of the most cherished moments from the film, the production won the 2005 Tony . . .
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Consisting of send ups aimed at Broadway culture and some of the most cherished moments from the film, the production won the 2005 Tony . . .
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Idle is the troupe member most likely to cash in on the group’s legacy, but that’s not to say Spamalot is a cash in. Consisting of send-ups aimed . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monty Python’s loopy musical

Welcome to the wonderfully wicked, wacky-world wisdom of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a daft musical running for a week at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts starting April 29. From flying cows to a killer rabbit, Spamalot is the loopiest musical (“lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail) that ever trod theater boards in the 21st century. Or any other century, when it comes down to it. They’re all here from the King Arthur legend: Arthur himself and the Knights of the Round Table—principally Sir Galahad, Lancelot and Robin. Arthur tours Britain engaging courageous knights to assist in his quest for the Holy Grail, that chalice used by Jesus and His disciples at the Last Supper.

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