To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” original Python member Eric Idol is co-directing “An Evening Without Monty Python.” The limited run engagement is subtitled “A very silly evening of Sketches and Songs lovingly drawn from the Python canon, like An Evening With Cole Porter, only funnier.”
The production stars Hank Azaria, Jane Leeves, Alan Tudyk, Rick Holmes and Jim Piddock. There will be 10 performances the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on September 23-27 and September 30-October 4. Five shows will follow at Town Hall in New York, NY, on October 6-10.
Tickets are $75 and $55 in Hollywood and available at the theater box office. Face values in New York are priced at $75, $55 and $40, and sold via Ticketmaster.
The evening of skits, songs, custard pies and spam is billed as a “paeanastic laudatory exaltation of the works of John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.”
Westbeth Entertainment is promoting both shows, which are “partly” directed by Eric Idle and BT McNicholl, while John Du Prez is the music director.