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Eric Idle

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Eric Idle is best known for being a writer and actor in the legendary Monty Python TV series and movies, as well as the creator and director of The Rutles, has appeared on stage shamelessly singing rude songs across America. The musical he wrote with John Du Prez, Spamalot, won three Tony's - including Best Musical of 2005 and a Grammy for Best Broadway Soundtrack. His latest work with John Du Prez is a comic Oratorio called Not The Messiah, (He's a Very Naughty Boy) blatantly plundered from Monty Python's Life of Brian, which premiered in June 2007 in Toronto, had its U.S. premiere at Caramoor in upstate New York, toured Australia and New Zealand, selling out two nights at the Sydney Opera House, played to capacity crowds and rave notices in Houston, Texas, Wolftrap (Washington DC), and two amazing nights at The Hollywood Bowl in 2008. John will conduct and Eric will sing "baritonish" at the European Premiere in the Royal Albert Hall in October with 260 musicians, the BBC Orchestra and Chorus, the Black Watch Band and some fellow Pythons to help celebrate The Monty Python Ruby Jubilee. He has just finished editing a book Monty Python Live! published by Hyperion which tells the story of the Pythons on the road.
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