'Grumpy Old Men: The Musical' Reading with Lloyd & Hearn

Theatrical Producer Jeff Gardner is pleased to announce that he has assembled an all-star cast for the reading of his upcoming production of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, which will be presented in New York City in early November.

Three-time Emmy winner, movie star, and Broadway veteran, Christopher Lloyd will join Emmy and Tony Award winner George Hearn as the two grumpy neighbors originally played by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture. The role of Ariel (Ann-Margret in the movie) will be read by star of stage and screen Adrienne Barbeau.

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Winner Carol Kane, will play the role of Punky, a role created specifically for this musical adaptation of the piece.

Emmy award nominee Garrett Morris will play the role of Chuck, and Conrad John Schuck will portray Grandpa Gustafson.

The remaining roles will be played by a number of highly respected Broadway veterans including: Janet Metz, Jordan Leeds, Rita Harvey, Bjorn Johnson, Carter Calvert, David Beach, Timothy Shew, Joy Hermalyn, and Jerold Goldstein.

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical is a stage adaptation of the popular 1993 Warner Bros. motion picture Grumpy Old Men. The creative team for the production includes director Glenn Casale, composer Neil Berg, lyricist Nick Meglin, and playwright Dan Remmes.

The 1993 film which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret was presented by Warner Bros., and written by Mark Steven Johnson.

"The basic plot of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical is the story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors, who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric, and charming Ariel," explain press notes.

Christopher Lloyd (Max Goldman) is widely known for his Emmy award winning creation of Jim Ignatowski from the television series "Taxi," he is also much beloved for his performances as "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future feature films, and "Uncle Fester" in the Addams Family motion pictures. Not limited to acting for the screen, Mr. Lloyd has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in the theatre with numerous appearances on the New York stage. He received the 1973 Outstanding Performance Drama Desk Award for his work in Kaspar. In 2002, he appeared as Malvolio in Twelfth Night for The Public Theatre at the famed Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. His Broadway credits include Mornings at Seven, Happy End, and Red White and Maddox.

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