Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre veteran Adam Levy is to join Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths in Neil Simon’s comedy The Sunshine Boys.
Levy, whose credits include Henry V and Edmond for the NT and Henry IV Part I, Richard II and Beauty And The Beast for the RSC, joins a cast that also includes Rebecca Blackstone, Nick Blakeley, Petter Cadden, Johnnie Fiori and William Maxwell.
Simon’s comic tale of aging comedians who, having not spoken to each other for years, reunite for a TV special, began rehearsals today. The cast will take to the stage together for the first time at the Savoy theatre on 27 April, facing the press on 17 May.
The Sunshine Boys reunites Olivier and Tony Award-winner Griffiths, whose film credits include Withnail And I, the Harry Potter movies and The History Boys, with director Thea Sharrock, with whom he previously worked on Equus and Heroes in the West End.
Though DeVito has a hugely enviable career including sitcom Taxi, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Romancing The Stone and Batman Returns, The Sunshine Boys marks his West End debut.
That debut will come at the Savoy theatre following the departure of Olivier Award-winning musical Legally Blonde The Musical, which brings its reign of pinkness to an end on 7 April.