Lane and Broderick to Reunite in October 2005 The Odd Couple Revival

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick who are about to start filming The Producers film will continue working together even after the cameras have stopped rolling. The pair who starred not once, but twice in The Producers on Broadway are now officially set to appear in a revival of The Odd Couple due to begin previews and open in October 2005. The play will feature Matthew Broderick as the neat Felix, and Nathan Lane as the significantly less neat Oscar.

Joe Mantello, who won Tony's for Assassins and Take Me Out is set to direct the piece which will be receiving its third presentation on Broadway. The show's first run took place in 1965 starring Art Carney and Walter Matthau as Felix and Oscar. That production won 4 Tony awards, and Matthau later reprised his role on film, this time opposite Jack Lemmon. A revival of the show in 1985 with female characters instead of male didn't fare as well as the original, running only 8 months, and starred Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. The show also had a popular, and long-running TV series version starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

Stay tuned for more details on the revival as they become available including further casting, and what theater the show will go into.

Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Actors' Equity Association Releases Statement Regarding WEST SIDE STORY
Actors' Equity Association released the following statement after a report in the New York Times that members of West Side Story have become concerned... (read more)

VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume
Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure posted a teaser video on his Instagram of the first time the cast saw him in his prosthetics! Watch below to see the proc... (read more)

Photo Flash: PRINCE OF EGYPT Cast Poses For All New Portraits
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the brand-new musical that is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre, has released a series of principal cast character por... (read more)

SIX Hits 100,000,000 Spotify and Apple Music Streams; Second Only to HAMILTON in Musical Theatre Genre
Producers of Six have revealed that it has been streamed 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End
Brand-new musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in the photographs below... (read more)

Photo Flash: Original Stars Carol Lawrence and Jaime Sanchez Return to WEST SIDE STORY
Tonight (tonight)'s the night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre.... (read more)