The West End revival of The Sunshine Boys could be coming to Broadway after its London run concludes July 28, according to The New York Times. The revival of Neil Simon’s classic play stars Danny DeVito as Willie Clark and Tony winner Richard Griffiths as Al Lewis. No theater, start dates or casting have been announced.
The Sunshine Boys is the story of an aging vaudevillian team comprised of Willie Clark and Al Lewis as they are asked to reunite on TV. The play premiered on Broadway in 1972, and earned three Tony nominations including Best Play. In 1975, The Sunshine Boys was adapted into a movie starring George Burns and Walter Matthau.
In addition to DeVito and Griffiths, the West End production stars Rebecca Blackstone, Nick Blakeley, Peter Cadden, Johnnie Fiori, Adam Levy, Clementine Marlowe-Hunt, William Maxwell and Oliver Stoney.
Best known as Louie De Palma in Taxi, DeVito's film and TV credits include Batman Returns, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, L.A. Confidential, Matilda, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Deck the Halls, Be Cool, Death to Smoochy, What’s the Worst That Could Happen? and many more. DeVito has never appeared on Broadway.
Griffiths earned a Tony and an Olivier Award for The History Boys, and also appeared on Broadway in Equus. His film and TV credits include the Harry Potter film series, King Ralph, Guarding Tess, Pie in the Sky and Sleepy Hollow.