The Odd Couple tickets are once again available, and this classic story has been packing theaters and movie screenings for more than 40 years. The story, originally written by the legendary Neil Simon, has been adapted for movies, television series and even children?s programming. A look at the story and the latest revival will explain why this story has attracted millions for a night of laughs.
About the Story
The Odd Couple is the story of two classic characters – Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison. The two become roommates, and they are polar opposites in regards to their lifestyles. Felix is going through a divorce, and he is overtly anal and a bit of an obsessive-compulsive person who can?t stand to have even one detail out of place or order. Felix is a news reporter who is never anything but completely and fastidiously groomed.
Felix?s roommate by necessity is Oscar, a sportswriter who has just completed a divorce. Felix is everything that Oscar isn?t. He?s a slob, he?s not detail-oriented, and he?s a sportswriter instead of a news reporter. Oscar?s habits, or lack thereof, proceed to drive Felix crazy, and their daily clashes create a high level of comedy. Simply put, The Odd Couple tickets will have you rolling in the aisles as the roommates clash over every one of life?s details.
History and Adaptations
The Odd Couple was originally written by Simon in 1965, and the play was so successful that it led to several adaptations. The first adaptation was a highly-successful film of the same name in 1968, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The film was such a success that Lemmon and Matthau appeared in several subsequent films unrelated to The Odd Couple in later years.
The next adaptation was an ABC sitcom that ran from 1970 until 1975, and the show starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. The show always enjoyed high ratings, and was one of ABC?s premier prime time offerings during that time. The Oddball Couple was an animated television series geared more towards children that ran on ABC from 1975 until 1977. The characters were actually portrayed as a cat named Spiffy (Felix) and a dog named Fleabag (Oscar).
Since then, another sitcom ran on ABC in the early 1980?s and The Odd Couple II was a film sequel that was released in 1998. Once again, the film was a success, and Neil Simon had a hand in this script as well.
This doesn?t even account for the stage runs and revivals this story has enjoyed. The latest on-stage revival stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and the show has drawn rave reviews. The Odd Couple tickets will introduce you to what is shaping up to be a timeless classic, so act now for a night of belly laughs.