Female Version of Neil Simon's Comedy The Odd Couple
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The last date listed for The Odd Couple was Saturday October 27, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Sharon Dodgson
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I enjoyed this event. The theatre was intimate, the sound system was good. If I had one comment on this play, was that one character was trying to hard to imitate a New York accent and it came out as forced and really hard to understand. I can say that as I am a New Yorker and I am used to my native accent, but her imitation of it was really not good. But the acting was good and the play ws fun.
Twenty years after The Odd Couple’s original Broadway debut, Neil Simon breathed new life into his play by rewriting it for two women, morphing the characters of Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, into Olive Madison, originated by actress Rita Moreno and Florence Unger, originated by actress Sally Struthers. The new version of the play had a successful two-year run on Broadway. Simon made it more female-friendly by changing the weekly poker games at home into Trivial Pursuit games. In the original male version of the play, the upstairs “giggly” Pigeon sisters, airline stewardesses who Oscar and Felix dated occasionally became two Latin men named Manolo Costazuela and Jesus Costazuela, who worked as administrators for a Spanish airline, in the female version.
By Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner Neil Simon
Directed by Al Rossi
With advanced students from Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA)