Gould and Benjamin Were Part of Sunshine Boys Reading; Is Broadway Next?

News   Gould and Benjamin Were Part of Sunshine Boys Reading; Is Broadway Next? The Roundabout Theatre Company presented a reading of the classic Neil Simon comedy The Sunshine Boys earlier this week.

Elliott Gould and Richard Benjamin co-starred in the reading, according to the New York Post. The New York daily says a Broadway production, directed by Lonny Price, may open at the Roundabout in the fall.

Gould has appeared on Broadway in Rumple; Say, Darling; Irma La Douce, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Drat! The Cat!; Little Murders and The Guys in the Truck.

Benjamin's Broadway credits include The Star-Spangled Girl, The Little Black Book and The Norman Conquests.

No official announcement about a Sunshine Boys revival has been made.

"Lewis and Clark were the kings of comedy," state earlier Sunshine Boys press notes, "too bad they can't stand one another! A staple on the Vaudeville circuit, they kept audiences in stitches for decades, making six appearances on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' Now estranged for decades, they agree (at the request of Willie Clark's long-suffering nephew Ben) to reunite for one last performance – but can they get through the sketch without killing one another?" The Sunshine Boys opened on Broadway on December 20, 1972, at the Broadhurst Theatre with Sam Levene and Jack Albertson as Al Lewis and Willie Clark. A 1997 revival co-starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

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