- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 29, 2005
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: White Star
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Groucho: A Life in Revue
highlights the legendary comedian's life and amazing career. Written by the ultimate authority - Groucho's son Arthur Marx - this comedy with music chronicles the unparalleled rags-to-riches story of America's funniest entertainer. Groucho is portrayed by Frank Ferrante, whose more than 2,000 performances in this role have earned him critical acclaim worldwide.
This two-act play takes viewers through Groucho's life from age 15 to 85: as the young vaudevillian ... the Broadway and film star ... the irrepressible host of radio and television's "You Bet Your Life"... the reflective octogenarian in his final years.
The show is highlighted by classic Marx Brothers routines, jokes, ad-libs, songs, harp solos, piano trickery and dances. The very human man behind the comic's mask is also revealed - Groucho the brother, the husband, the family man and the aging wit - all wrapped up in one theatre production.
Groucho: A Life in Revue entertains as a comedy, a play and as a musical. With ten songs and musical underscore throughout, the score captures the comic genius and wildness of Groucho, the Marx Brothers and the times in which they lived.
Originally a stage show, this re-telling of the life of Groucho Marx was written by Groucho's son, Arthur. Frank Ferrante plays Groucho, an appropriate choice as Ferrante has made a career for himself imitating the legendary comic mastermind. As the play progresses, 10 songs are interspersed throughout, and the story allows Groucho's life history to unfold in spectacular fashion. Groucho's achievements were remarkable, especially considering the impoverished background he sprung from. Winner of many awards, GROUCHO - A LIFE IN REVUE is essential viewing for Marx's legions of fans.