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Groucho Marx, a Life in Revue

May 10, 2019 - May 19, 2019
2018-2019 Season

Groucho: A Life in Revue is a stage play written by Groucho Marx's son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher . With musical direction by Jim Grady. It is a look at the life and career of the famous entertainer Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers and You Bet Your Life fame. It opened off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on October 8, 1986 and played 254 performances closing on May 3, 1987.

The play opened to rave reviews. The New York Times wrote, "There is laughter in abundance" and described Ferrante's performance as "artful...his timing is digital sharp."[1] The New York Post dubbed it "hilarious...a brilliant revue."

Groucho was nominated for two NY Outer Critics Circle Awards - one for Best Play and one for Frank Ferrante's performance as Groucho.  The play received more critical acclaim and garnered three Laurence Olivier Award nominations.

This inspired bio musical about The One and Only begins with Groucho as an old man doing his famous Carnegie Hall show. It then goes back to the beginnings of the Marx Brothers and their struggles to make it in vaudeville, their rise to stardom and their eventual break up. All classic Groucho songs are included. One actor plays Groucho, another plays Chico and Harpo, and one actress plays all the wives, girlfriends and Margaret Dumont. A hit in New York, across the U.S. and in London, this show will delight Marx Brothers fans and the as yet uninitiated.
 
PG - 13

NOTE

The performance on Sunday, May 12th (Mothers' Day) has an optional pre-show brunch.  Click HERE for brunch PLUS show tickets.

Latest News

John Baggett Reviews "Groucho - A Life in Review" in EGuide Magazine

"Go see this show and I guarantee a perfectly lovely evening."

 

Click HERE to read the review.

 

Now presenting the cast of ‘Groucho: A Life in Revue’ —

Groucho Marx: Nicholas Moy
Chico Marx: Jeff Chavez
Young Groucho: Paul Lebreton
Young Chico: Marek Elikan
Lady 1: Kacy Combest
Lady 2: Jennifer Rader
Citizen 1/Stage Crew: Dylan Maxwell
Citizen 2/Harpo/Stage Crew: Jade Allen
Citizen 3/Stage Crew: Calvin Young

Directed By: Roger Pharr
Producer: Stan King
Asst. Director/Producer: Austin Sandy
Stage Manager: Sarah Pharr

Performance Dates
Fri, May 10 at 7:30 PM
Sat, May 11 at 7:30 PM
Sun, May 12 at 2:30 PM
Thu, May 16 at 7:30 PM
Fri, May 17 at 7:30 PM
Sat, May 18 at 7:30 PM
Sun, May 19 at 2:30 PM