The Ritz

by  Terrence McNally

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  14m, 3f

"I laughed a lot and who should ask for anything more."- The New York Times

"First rate farce...Perfect Broadway entertainment."- Women's Wear Daily

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    14m, 3f

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This hilarious farce is set in a gay bathhouse of the title. When Gaetano Proclo, a hapless, middle-aged, overweight, very married man takes it on the lam from his mafioso brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci, he ducks into "The Ritz" the last place anyone would look for him. What he encounters there sets the scene for an old-fashioned door slamming farce, albeit with towel-clad chubby chasers, bumbling detectives, and Googie Gomez, an over-the-top would be Bette Midler looking for her big break...
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"I laughed a lot and who should ask for anything more.- The New York Times

"First rate farce...Perfect Broadway entertainment."- Women's Wear Daily

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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some M ...

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