& John Cleese on 'Monty Python'
Break out your popcorn and sodas, lumberjacks, because Monty Python is coming to the big screen for one final hurrah! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary comedy group’s July 20 performance of Monty Python Live (mostly) at London's O2 arena, which will likely be the crew's swansong, will be broadcast in almost 2000 movie theaters around the world, including the U.S.
As previously reported, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin (Graham Chapman died in 1989) will perform “some of Monty Python’s greatest hits with modern topical, Pythonesque twists” in Monty Python Live (mostly), a new stage show set to begin at the O2 July 1.
The Monty Python films include And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl and 1983's Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, which was the final occasion all six original stars worked together before Chapman's death. Monty Python’s Spamalot opened on Broadway in 2005, earning three Tony Awards.