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Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys


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Date: Oct 26, 2013
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Performance Length

Approx 2 hrs
including intermission


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Recommended for audiences ages 13+

This production contains adult situations.

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


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Direct from London. Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch together again for the first time on stage.

Danny DeVito is "Comedy Gold." - Orange County Register

The laughter hits the ceiling when Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch – together for the first time since starring in the landmark television series “Taxi” – tear it up in this outrageous new production of the Neil Simon classic. This U.S. premiere direct from London directed by Olivier Award winner Thea Sharrock stokes the heart and tickles the funny bone in a comedy about show business and the true measure of friendship.

Judd Hirsch delivers a "Dynamite Performance."

At the pinnacle of Vaudeville, Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (Hirsch) were the undisputed Kings of Comedy before splitting unceremoniously. When Clark’s nephew, Ben (Justin Bartha), gets a lucrative television offer for Lewis and Clark to give one last show, the two are lured into a grudging reunion and sparks fly in this classic comedy of showbiz and friendship.

"Their reunion is a perfect fit for Simon's play, adding a layer of sweet irony to this delightful production...a gorgeously orchestrated and tender farce." - LA Weekly

Joining Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch are film and television actors Justin Bartha (The Hangover, Broadway's Lend Me A Tenor), Annie Abrams (True Blood), Matthew Bohrer (The Jump), Benjamin Burdick (Arrested Development), Gibby Brand (Desperate Housewives), Johnnie Fiori (Powder Room), Frank Kopyc (Parks and Recreation) and PaSean Wilson (Scary or Die).

Neil Simon's often touching - but more often HILARIOUS - comedy reveals the history and chemistry between the two leads. Grade: A" - Entertainment Weekly


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  • by
    Neil Simon
  • Directed by
    Thea Sharrock
  • Set and Costume Design by
    Hildegard Bechtler
  • Lighting Design by
    Neil Austin
  • Music by
    Adrian Johnston
  • Sound Design by
    Cricket S. Myers
  • Danny DeVito
  • Judd Hirsch
  • Justin Bartha
  • Annie Abrams
  • Matthew Bohrer
  • Gibby Brand
  • Johnnie Fiori
  • Frank Kopyc
  • Benjamin Burdick
  • PaSean Wilson

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