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  Laughter on the 23rd Floor at The Garry Marshall Theatre

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

The Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 W Riverside Drive Burbank

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a peek behind the scenes of TV's Golden Age in this hit Broadway comedy, based on Simon's time as part of the writing team for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Set in 1953, the play depicts the distressed writing staff of a weekly variety show as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while vying for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Max's habit of boozing and popping too many pills is increasing under the pressures of rising McCarthyism, network executives and sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" staff so they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver audience. A skillful mix of nostalgia, laughter and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor remains an enduring classic from Simon, as evidenced in this new production from Garry Marshall Theatre.

Thru - Apr 22, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $57-$65

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 818-955-8101

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Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Neil Simon takes us back to 1953 when Sid Caesar's Your Show Of Shows ruled the airwaves in Laughter On The 23rd Floor, his 1993 Broadway valentine to TV's early years now getting a sensationally directed and performed Toluca Lake revival at The Garry Marshall Theatre."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...The play spans a seven-month period, during which the staff confronts the challenges of tolerating each other, an in-house pregnancy, writing, looming budget cuts, Max's outrageous tantrums, and the displeasures of network executives. It's two hours of fun, and although this is not one of Mr. Simon's wittier, more engaging works, the laughs are still there, with the ensemble performing well under Michael Shepperd's skillful direction."
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Lovell Estell III

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