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World premiere of ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Emmy-winner Peter Lefcourt

Robb Derringer, Robin Riker, Sean Smith and John Marzelli.
Robb Derringer, Robin Riker, Sean Smith and John Marzelli.
Ed Krieger

Presented by Theatre Planners the world premiere of “The Way You Look Tonight” Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt is currently on stage as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. The romantic comedy is directed by Terri Hanauer and features Robb Derringer, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award winner John Marzilli, Robin, Blake Silver and Sean Smith.

“Dinner With Friends” meets “La Cage aux Folles” in Lefcourt’s “fanciful soufflé about two couples — a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications.”

Acting as a catalyst to some of the action is in a cameo role are a pair of Fluevogs.

“Shoes bring out feelings of love and responsibility in the play,” explains Hanauer. “Fluevogs are super cool shoes that can be worn by both sexes. Who knows? In the end, maybe it’s all about shoes.”

Lefcourt’s other plays include “La Ronde de Lunch;” “Mutually Assured Destruction;” “The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy;” “The Audit;” “Only the Dead Know Burbank” and “Sweet Talk, which he adapted into a feature film. A refugee from the trenches of Hollywood, he has written for “Cagney and Lacey,” for which he won an Emmy Award and the Showtime series “Beggars & Choosers,” which he created and ran. He also wrote for and was a co-executive producer of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and he published eight novels including “The Deal” (adapted into a movie starring William H. Macy, Meg Ryan and LL Cool J).

“The Way You Look Tonight” performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through August 24, 2014. Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Sundays and $30 on Saturdays. Call 323-960-7712 or visit

The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in West Los Angeles.

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