This production began performances on 24th September and closed on 3rd November 2013.
Theatrical gold dust. Richard Griffiths and Danny DeVito could wring comedy out of reading the telephone directory.
Kings of comedy, Willie Clark (Danny DeVito) and Al Lewis (Richard Griffiths) aka The Sunshine Boys haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a nostalgic History of Comedy, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more. Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show? Old rivalry and vintage hilarity abound in Neil Simon’s classic comedy of showbiz and friendship.
Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths raise the roof in The Sunshine Boys. Glowing performances. Joyous Revival
Center Theatre Group L.A.’s Theatre Company, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Michael Ritchie (Artistic Director), Edward L. Rada (Managing Director), Gordon Davidson (Founding Artistic Director), by special arrangement with Richard Willis, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind Tulchin Bartner Productions, Rupert Gavin, Darren Bagert/Martin Massman presents “THE SUNSHINE BOYS” by Neil Simon, directed by Tha Sharrock.
Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths make a wonderfully ill-matched couple
DANNY DEVITO – Willie Clark
JUDD HIRSCH – Al Lewis
JUSTIN BARTHA – Ben Silvermann
GIBBY BRAND – Patient
FRANK KOPYC – V.O. TV Director
MATTHEW BOHRER – Eddie
ANNIE ABRAMS – Miss MacKintosh
JOHNNIE FIORI – Registered Nurse
NIEL SIMON – Playwright
THA SHARROCK – Director
HILDEGARD BECHTLER – Set and Costume Designer
NEIL AUSTIN – Lighting Designer
ADRIAN JOHNSTON – Music
CRICKET S MYERS – Sound Designer
JIM CARNAHAN – Casting