New Yorkers- get ready to preorder tickets for a Monty Python reunion!
That’s right, the Flying Circus will be coming to the Ziegfeld Theater on October 15th. IFC and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have organized it to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary, and to promote their new documentary.
The weirdest thing? Apparently Graham Chapman will be in the house… but he won’t be appearing at the Q&A after the performance. It will be interesting to see what rites they perform to raise him from the dead, since he’s been in the grave for 20 years. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will of course also show up to perform their classic skits.
And what’s this about a documentary, you say? IFC is putting out Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyer’s Cut) and the New York event will come with a screening of the theatrical version. IFC will be airing the complete uncut six-hour epic during the network’s six-day Pythonathon starting on October 18th.
At the event BAFTA is coming to present the Pythons with a special award to honor their contributions to film and tv, and John Cleese seems thrilled. “I believe these trinkets are more important than people think,” says the man. Graham Chapman could not be reached for comment.