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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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  • Based on the original 1988 film of the same name
  • Faithful adaptation from the film
  • The show ran from January 2005 until September of 2006

Show Info

Show Dates:
January 2005 - September 2006

Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th Street
New York, New York 10036
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical does justice to the original 1988 film

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Features: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway is based on the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The broadway production of this classic comedy began its run in January 2005 after a number of preview showings in San Diego. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musical was performed over 600 times during its stay on broadway before it was closed on September 2006.

Why We Go: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway was a brilliantly written tale that was originally brought to the silver screen by Frank Oz in his direction. The broadway transformation of this play retains the original storyline while adding plenty of hilarious songs into the mix.

  • Strong Script: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musical was heavily based upon its source material, which was written by Dale Luner, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning. The same classic plot, pitting two con artists and a femme fatale who ends up swindling the two swindlers, was played to perfection.
  • Lively Cast: The roles of American hustler Freddy and sauve Laurance were portrayed in all of their glory in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels NYC by Nobert Leo Butz and John Lithgow when the show first premiered on Broadway in 2005.
  • Catchy Songs: We could tell that Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a great film to translate to Broadway. The songs said it all, as they worked well into this tongue-and-cheek comedy.

Inside Knowledge: John Lithgow, the original Laurance from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway, is famous for his stagework as well as his performances on television. He recently won emmy and golden globe awards for his performance as serial killer Arthur Mitchell on the hit Showtime drama 'Dexter', a stark difference from his role as Laurance in this broadway production and a testament to his skills.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do root for the bad guys: We're going to be honest. None of the main characters in this amusing musical comedy are really "good", per say. They're all a bunch of swindlers. Root for them anyway. The main characters in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels NYC were hilarious, and in the end they get what they deserve - more rich people to steal from!
  • Do hope it returns: This Tony Award winning broadway show was nomimated for a lot of Tony Awards in 2005, with Nobert Leo Butz winning a Tony that year for his performance as Freddy. You will not want to miss this show if it goes on tour again.
  • Don't skip seeing the movie: The movie in which Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway is based on is a classic. Frank Oz does wonders with direction, and the way Steve Martin and Michael Caine play off of each other is brilliant.
  • Don't follow their examples: We shouldn't have to say this, but pretending that you are a wounded veteran or a heartfelt Don Juan so that you can steal money from rich women is not something that is smiled upon. Leave the scams the the ones who are pretending they're con artists.

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