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Danny Devito to reunite with Judd Hirsch in Neil Simon's classic comedy The Sunshine Boys

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Two stars of the landmark television series “Taxi,” Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito, will reunite on the stage of the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” directed by Thea Sharrock.

The previously announced DeVito is joined by Hirsch in Simon’s classic comedy which opens the Ahmanson’s 2013-2014 subscription season and runs September 24 through November 3, 2013.  The opening night is set for October 2.  Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Danny DeVito starred with the late Richard Griffiths in the critically acclaimed production of “The Sunshine Boys” which played to packed houses in London’s West End last summer.  According to DeVito, “Sharing the stage with Richard was one of the happiest times I've ever spent.  He was a great actor and became a good friend.  Richard Griffiths was and is a national treasure. Look at his body of work, it’ll blow your mind.”

In Neil Simon’s play Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (Hirsch) are former vaudevillian stars who, after a partnership of over 40 years, are no longer speaking to each other.  When a lucrative television offer for one last show lures them into a grudging reunion, sparks fly in this classic comedy of showbiz and friendship.

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