In this brash but old-fashioned crowd pleaser based on the Steve Martin movie, two con men try to make good in the South of France.Closing Performance at the Imperial Theatre: September 3, 2006
The plot of this show is based on the 1988 film starring Martin and Michael Caine – two hustlers way down on the soignée Riviera (one highbrow, one lowbrow) try to sucker a beautiful young heiress out of a boatload of cash. The winner gets the cash, and the loser has to hit the road.
This is a good choice for folks looking for a traditional Broadway musical comedy that's actually really funny. Movie funny. Sure, there's all the sultry stylings of a Broadway musical, but the manic antics of the comic duo are really what make this show a great buy for young adults and families with older teens who sullenly vanish into their Ipods at the mention of a Broadway show.
Mature themes, language.May be inappropriate for 11 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.Fun Stuff
: One of the cast members runs a webcam backstage during the matinees (link
). (PG-13)Cast News
: Jonathan Pryce and Norbert Leo Butz left the show 7/16, replaced by Keith Carradine and Brian d'Arcy James.
Richard Kind co-stars. Lucie Arnaz
and John Lithgow are no longer in the show (there's a chance that Arnaz might return for the last few shows).