Monty Python's Spamalot Creator and Stars Featured on CBS's "60 Minutes," April 27

News   Monty Python's Spamalot Creator and Stars Featured on CBS's "60 Minutes," April 27 Monty Python's Spamalot creator Eric Idle and stars Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria and Sara Ramirez will appear on CBS's "60 Minutes Wednesday" April 27 at 8 PM (ET). Check local listings.
Eric Idle
Eric Idle

The cast and creator will be interviewed by correspondent Charlie Rose in a segment which features plenty of clips from the show's musical numbers.

Monty Python's Spamalot features a new score, co-composed by Eric Idle and John Du Prez ("A Fish Called Wanda"), and a libretto "lovingly ripped-off" from the screenplay of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The original screenplay was co written with Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Angels in America") directs the new musical inspired by the 1975 feature film comedy which landed at Broadway's Shubert Theatre Feb. 14 for a March 17 opening.

Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail. The show boasts "a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight who create unforgettable musical production." Creator Eric Idle, in the show's announcement, promises it will be "as good as or quite likely better than any other show with killer rabbits and a legless knight opening on Broadway this season.”

The new musical stars Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Show, "Clue") as King Arthur, David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier," The Heidi Chronicles) as Sir Robin, Hank Azaria ("The Birdcage," Sexual Perversity in Chicago) as Sir Lancelot, Christopher Seiber (Into The Woods) as Sir Galahad, Michael McGrath (Wonderful Town) as Patsy et al., Steve Rosen (The Golem) as Sir Bedevere and Sara Ramirez (A Class Act) as The Lady of the Lake. The show, which was just nominated for Best Musical of the 2004-2005 Season by the Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle, also set a new house record at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, with a net gross of $905,222.92 for the 8-performance week ending April 24, 2005. It surpassed the previous record set by Gypsy of $903,525.

For more information, visit the show website at www.montypythonsspamalot.com.