Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway

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Viagara Falls, a new comedy by Lou Cutell and Joao Machado, opened this week at the Little Shubert Theatre. Presented by Stanley Browne, John Finocchio and SJ Productions, Inc., Viagara Falls features a trio of TV, stage and film veterans: Bernie Kopell ("The Love Boat"), Lou Cutell (original Broadway production of Little Me) and Teresa Ganzel ("The Tonight Show," "Teachers Only"). Viagara Falls is directed by Don Crichton ("The Carol Burnett Show"). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below.

Charley and Moe are widowers, war buddies and life-long pals. For his 77th birthday, rather than sitting around listening to old records, Charley decides that he and Moe need one more crack at sowing some wild oats. Moe is wary, but with the help of one loopy lady of the evening and some black market blue pills, Charley and Moe are in for the birthday party of their lives.

Viagara Falls features costume designs by the legendary Bob Mackie, scenic design by Sydney Litwack, lighting design by Joshua Scherr and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald.

"I'm a nice Jewish kid from Brooklyn, so it is a thrill to be coming home to New York in Viagara Falls," says Bernie Kopell. "This is not my first time playing 42nd Street. As a kid, I used to work at my fathers jewelry store just up the block from where The Little Shubert is now. Since then, I am lucky to have starred in some landmark television comedies - ‘The Love Boat,' ‘Get Smart,' ‘That Girl' - but it is always a joy to be back on a stage, in the same room with a live audience's laughter."

"Who says you can't write a sex farce for people of all ages?" says Lou Cutell. "It's all about the timing, and who knows more about the passage of time than I do? We wanted to write a play that would make audiences laugh and warm their hearts too. Bernie and Teresa do just that. I could not have asked for a better pair of actors to share the stage with."

VIAGARA FALLS opened Wednesday, July 21, at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street). Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Tuesday at 7PM with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $69. A limited number of premium seats are available at each performance. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, 212-239-6200.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell, Teresa Ganzel and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson meets Dr. Joy Browne

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson and Dr. Joy Browne

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson and Dr. Joy Browne

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson and Dr. Joy Browne

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
 Bernie Kopell and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Don Crichton (Director)

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell, Terese Ganzel, Lou Cutell and Don Crichton

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell and Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Don Crichton

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell and Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell, Teresa Ganzel and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell, Teresa Ganzel and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel, Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson surprises Teresa Ganzel, Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson, Teresa Ganzel, Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson, Lou Cutell and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell, Florence Henderson, Teresa Ganzel and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson, Teresa Ganzel and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson and Teresa Ganzel

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell and Florence Henderson

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell, Florence Henderson, Teresa Ganzel and Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Bernie Kopell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Teresa Ganzel and Don Crichton

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Florence Henderson, Teresa Ganzel and Don Crichton

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Don Crichton

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Lou Cutell, Robert Nederlander, Jr., Stanley Browne, Bernie Kopell, Teresa Ganzel and John Finocchio

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Joe Franklin and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway
Joe Franklin and Lou Cutell

Photo Coverage: VIAGARA FALLS Opens Off-Broadway

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