No, I'm not talking about that nasty email that no one wants. Eric Idle is realeasing a Broadway musical version of Monty Python's The Holy Grail as a musical.
Now I'm a HUGE fan of the movie and can quote it as well as my swiss cheese brain will allow, but do we really need a musical version of it? Shouldn't Idle be doing something fresh and original as befits his history. I know that the Circus borrowed liberally form a host of predecessors, what artist doesn't, but to just turn out a Broadway musical adapted from the movie seems a bit lazy at best and greedy at worst.
Granted there are new songs and no doubt a fair sprinkling of that … odd British humor we know and love, but couldn't he be doing something original? I dunno, maybe I'm overreacting. I'll tell you this, I'd go see it.