PHOTO CALL: Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths Star in West End Sunshine Boys
By Krissie Fullerton
10 May 2012
A new West End production of Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys, starring Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths, began performances April 27 at the Savoy Theatre, prior to an official opening May 17, for a 12-week run through July 28.
Directed by Thea Sharrock, the piece also features Rebecca Blackstone, Nick Blakeley, Peter Cadden, Johnnie Fiori, Adam Levy and William Maxwell. In the play, "kings of comedy, Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (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?"
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!