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Sly Fox

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Sly Fox#0
Posted: 2/14/04 at 8:19pm
Anyone know the running-time for this upcoming play? Anybody see it bach in 1976?
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re: Sly Fox#1
Posted: 2/14/04 at 10:34pm
The running time is a little over 2 hours. I saw a production recently and it is really a wonderful play. Very amusing.
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Posted: 2/14/04 at 10:58pm
I saw it in 1977 when Robert Preston replaced George C. Scott. I loved it. Preston was great (he may have gotten better reviews than Scott, I'm not sure). It's a wonderful play.

I don't know that I will see the revival though. What Preston and co-stars Jack Gilford, Gretchen Wyler, Jeffrey Tambor and Hector Elizondo brought to the show can't easily be replaced. They really knew how to play a big classic comedy. I don't know that anyone in the new cast, except original cast member Bob Dishy, has that kind of style. It's a good thing Arthur Penn is directing again. Maybe he can strike hot twice.

If I hadn't seen the original production, I would see this production.
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Posted: 2/15/04 at 11:50am
My dad really wants to see Sly Fox- I will probably be going sometime in April I believe.
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Posted: 2/15/04 at 12:58pm
I also saw the original production when Robert Ptreston took over. Did Cleavon Little play his sidekick? I enjoyed the play beut won't go out of my way to see the revival.
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Posted: 2/15/04 at 3:27pm
Jessie from 'Saved By The Bell' is in it!
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Posted: 2/15/04 at 4:42pm
Jessie from "Saved By The Bell" was also in Showgirls. Hmm..
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Posted: 2/16/04 at 1:03am
Cleavon Little had the Hector Elizondo role in the tour opposite Jackie Gleason. I think Elizondo did the whole Broadway run. He was terrific. I wish he'd do another NY stage appearance.
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Posted: 2/17/04 at 9:39am
Sly Fox is very funny, very commercial and there was no great public clammor to revive it. I can't figure out why they're bringing it back.

In the 70s I was working for producers who did bus and truck tours and they sent me to see if we ought to think about getting the b&t rights. I reported back that it would be like doing a musical (20 actors, multiple sets) except that in this case there were no songs.

I wish them well. I'd rather see a bang-up production of Volpone with Richard Dreyfus however.
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I didn't know it was a revival- interesing... it definitelty has an awesome cast.
Call it a regime change...