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- Marx Brothers Play 1: "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine"This show will be performed by "Company of Fools" at the Liberty Theater in Hailey, ID from 14-30 December, and by the "Palo Alto Players" at the Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto, CA, from 20 January - 5 February
The first act, "A Day in Hollywood" is a musical tribute to the classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by the ushers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The second act, "A Night in the Ukraine," is loosely based on "The Bear" by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, as it could have been performed by the Marx Brothers.
- Marx Brothers Play 2: "The Doppel Gang" in London, UKFrom the website:"As the Blitz tears through London, a group of hopeless entertainers devise a daring plan to save their theatre from closure, by masquerading as The Marx Brothers."
This show is at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London from 17 Jan - 11 Feb 2017
- Marx Brothers Play 3: "For Piano and Harpo" in Burbank, CAAbout the play: After he finds himself in the Psych Ward of Mt. Sinai Hospital, pianist Oscar Levant moves in with his only friend, Harpo Marx.
This show written by and starring Dan Castellaneta is at the Falcon Theater in Burbank from 1 Feb - 5 Mar 2017
- "An Evening with Groucho" - tour dates
Frank Ferrante is touring with his show "An Evening with Groucho".
Click here for his current tour dates.
- Marx Brothers on TV & RadioTimes given are local time. 24 hour format is used.
Recent publications Books / Audio / Video
Bader, Robert S.: Four of the Three Musketeers - The Marx Brothers on Stage
From the publisher: "Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome's hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.
From Groucho's debut in 1905 to their final live performances of scenes from A Night in Casablanca in 1945, the brothers' stage career shows how their characters and routines evolved before their arrival in Hollywood. Four of the Three Musketeers draws on an unmatched array of sources, many not referenced elsewhere. Bader's detailed portrait of the struggling young actors both brings to vivid life a typical night on the road for the Marx Brothers and also illuminates the inner workings of the vaudeville business, especially during its peak in the 1920s.
As Bader traces the origins of the characters that would later come to be beloved by filmgoers, he also skillfully scrapes away the accretion of rumors and mythology perpetuated not only by fans and writers but by the Marx Brothers themselves. Revealing, vital, and entertaining, Four of the Three Musketeers will take its place as an essential reference for this iconic American act."
Coniam, Matthew: That's Me, Groucho!
The Solo Career of Groucho Marx
Diamond, Noah: Gimme a Thrill
The Story of "I'll Say She Is", the lost Marx Brothers musical, and how it was found
Siegel, Lee: Groucho Marx - The Comedy of Existence
From the publisher's website: "The first critical biography of Groucho Marx to approach his work analytically, this fascinating study draws unique connections between Groucho's comedy and his life, concentrating primarily on the brothers' classic films as a means of understanding and appreciating Julius the man."
The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection ( Box Set, Paramount )
includes "The Cocoanuts", "Animal Crackers" (+theatrical trailer), "Horse Feathers" (+theatrical trailer), "Monkey Business" and "Duck Soup" (+theatrical trailer)
All have English Dolby Digital 2.0 audio and all except Cocoanuts also have Spanish audio. All are subtitled in English, French and Spanish
An extra disc of bonus material has:
- Today Show Interview with Harpo Marx (1961)
- Today Show Interview with Groucho Marx (1963)
- Today Show Interview with William Marx, Harpo's son (1985)
Some columnist and some people on amazon have stated that these movies have been "censored". This is not true, they are the same as the versions previously available on video and DVD.