Museum of Television & Radio to Screen Beyond the Fringe with Bennett, Cook, Miller and Moore

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Both the Los Angeles and New York branches of the Museum of Television & Radio will offer screenings of Beyond the Fringe, the satirical revue first mounted at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival.

The production, which featured Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore, subsequently played London's West End and Broadway. The 1963 Broadway run earned the four stars a special Tony Award for "their brilliance, which has shattered all the old concepts of comedy." A one-hour version of the final performance of Beyond the Fringe was aired on London's BBC2 but was never released commercially. The Museum recently acquired the Fringe performance, which includes such sketches as "Man Bites Dog," "Aftermyth of War," "Civil War," "Real Class" and "One Leg Too Few" as well as parodies of the music of Benjamin Britten and Kurt Weill.

The New York Museum will present Beyond the Fringe Tuesdays to Sundays at 12:30 PM and Thursdays at 6 PM. Los Angeles museumgoers can view the revue Wednesdays to Sundays at 12:30 PM. The screenings will be offered Feb. 11-March 31.

The Museum of Television & Radio is located in New York at 25 West 52nd Street. The California branch is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. Suggested contributions: members free, $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for children under 14. Admission is free in Los Angeles. For more information call (212) 621-6800 or (310) 786-1000 or visit www.mtr.org.

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