Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Gets Extension at Old Globe Prior to Broadway; Added Perfs Are Oct. 26-31

News   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Gets Extension at Old Globe Prior to Broadway; Added Perfs Are Oct. 26-31 Due to popular demand, The Old Globe in San Diego has announced a one-week extension of its world premiere staging of the Broadway-bound musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Nine performances have been added, including a new weekday matinee on Oct. 28 at 2 PM at a special ticket price of $49. Added performances are Oct. 26 at 7 PM, Oct. 27 at 7 PM, Oct. 28 at 2 PM and 8 PM, Oct. 29 at 8 PM, Oct. 30 at 2 PM & 8 PM and Oct. 31 at 2 PM & 7 PM.

Performances begin there Sept. 15 toward a Sept. 22 opening. The musical comedy is inspired by the film of the same name, and has music and lyrics by The Full Monty composer-lyricist David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane and direction by Globe artistic director Jack O'Brien. Choreography is by Jerry Mitchell.

The cast includes John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz in the title roles, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleason, Gregory Jbara and Sara Gettelfinger.

Tickets for the Old Globe run at are available by subscription or individually by calling (619) 23-GLOBE, by visiting the Globe box office in Balboa Park, or online at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

* Following its run at The Old Globe, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will open March 3, 2005 after previews from Jan. 31, 2005.

According to the Old Globe, "Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living in the French Riviera. The first, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. The other is suave, sophisticated con artist Lawrence Jameson, who also makes his living by talking rich ladies out of their money, but on a much grander scale. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues, bringing out the best and worst in each man, along with a fun, unexpected twist that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!"

 

John Lithgow (left), Sherie Rene Scott, and Norbert Leo Butz
John Lithgow (left), Sherie Rene Scott, and Norbert Leo Butz
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