The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport presents the Neil Simon comedy, The Sunshine Boys. It runs through March 25.
About the show: "This laugh-out-loud comedy follows two faded vaudeville legends, Lewis and Clark, as they reunite to perform their old act one last time. The only problem is they can't stand each other. Will these two crotchety comedians get over the issues that had ruined their partnership before the big show? This nostalgic comedy by Neil Simon is packed with the slapstick comedy sketches that embody the golden days of vaudeville."
The Sunshine Boys is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE, the theater's Producing Artistic Director.
BT McNicholl, the Director, won the 2003 Australian "Tony" Award (the Helpmann) for his direction of Cabaret, after having been the Associate Director of the Broadway production; he went on to stage record-setting runs of the musical in Paris and Madrid. Other international credits include premieres of Billy Elliot in Asia and The Producers in Europe. He has been associated with a dozen Broadway plays and musicals with directors Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, David Hare, James Lapine, Jerry Zaks and Stephen Daldry. He is the BMI Award-winning lyricist of "The IT Girl" and is proudly part of MGM On Stage. Regionally, he has staged successful productions for the Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street Theater and the John W. Engeman Theater.
The Design Team includes: Jonathan Collins, Scenic Design, who returns to the Engeman Theater after designing last season's The Sound of Music. His other recent credits include Divorce Party: The Musical; Now The Cats With Jeweled Claws at Cafe La Mama; and Greenwood at the New York Musical Theater Festival.
Tricia Barsamian, Costume Design, rejoins the John W. Engeman Theater after designing the costumes for Little Shop of Horrors and Fiddler on the Roof. Her other recent projects include Yank! A WWII Love Story at the York Theatre Company, Sistas: The Musical at the St. Luke's Theatre and The Mousetrap at The Alley Theatre.
MARTIN E. VREELAND, Lighting Design, credits at the John W. Engeman Theater include Crazy For You, Little Women and The Foreigner. Some of his other projects include Tryst at TheIrish Rep, The Road to Qatar at the York Theatre, Freed at 59E59 Theatres and Seeing Stars at St Clements/NYMF. He has also assisted on several Broadway productions including The Lion King and Swing.
CRAIG KAUFMAN, Sound Design, returns to the Engeman for his seventh production. His credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Run for Your Wife, Cabaret, Hairspray, Camelot and A Wonderful Life. His off-Broadway credits include Things To Ruin, Rewrite: The Musical and The Black Suits. Other recent credits include Sunday in the Park with George at Porchlight Theatre in Chicago; Bye Bye Birdie for the American Musical Theatre Project; Perez Hilton the Musical at The New York City Fringe Festival and The Encore Series; My Pal George, Mornings at Seven and Two Headed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
Mark Adam Rampmeyer, Hair and Wig Design; returns for his fifth season at the John W. Engeman Theater. Currently his work can be seen on Broadway in the new musical Lysistrata Jones. Recent Broadway credits include West Side Story and The Farnsworth Invention with Hank Azaria. Mark is also the Associate Artistic Director for the John W. Engeman Theater in addition to his design responsibilities.