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Big laughs, from the early days of TV at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Big laughs, from the early days of TV at Laurel Mill Playhouse

The Laurel Mill Playhouse's side-splitting production of Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" flashes back to the first golden age of television, 1947–1960, when ABC, CBS and NBC ruled broadcasting.

Simon drew inspiration for his "Laughter" from his own experience as a novice writer for Sid Caesar's live television series, "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s.

The Emmy-nominated play opened on Broadway in 1993,running until August the following year, and then briefly opened at the Queen's Theatre on the West End of London in 1996.

Simon's 2001 screenplay adaptation, with Nathan Lane and Saul Rubinek, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy...

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