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Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael L. Ricciardi and John D. Nugent

Two brothers, once the greatest comedy writing team in the business, having written for such legends as Sid Caesar and for the Colgate Comedy Hour. They have written with such iconic names as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks.


The elder brother taught the younger everything he knew, and the younger brother chose to leave the team for the lights of Broadway. The older brother stayed behind to write for television. The younger brother gained worldwide fame with a play which was started by his older brother – and never gave him any credit!


Now the older brother is reaching his golden years, and he finds himself living in the shadow of a younger brother he hasn’t spoken to since the issue with the credit on the play. One day, the younger brother shows up at the older brother’s Sherman Oaks condo to get blessing on a new play he’s written – one based on their childhood together.


But old grudges die hard.


Based on an idea by Michael Ricciardi Inspired by an anecdote of


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Royalties for Non-Professional Theatres

Small Theatre (under 200 seats)   $60 First Performance, $50 Additional

Medium Theatre (200 - 500 seats)   $65 First Performance, $55 Additional

Large Theatre (500+ seats)   $75 First Performance, $65 Additional


Professional Theatrical licensing will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

The use of the ASCAP Member Logo indicates that Michael L. Ricciardi and John D. Nugent are ASCAP members in good standing, and does not imply, indicate or otherwise suggest that ASCAP has approved of, sponsored, endorsed, or is otherwise responsible for these materials.

Piano/Vocal score is included. Many promotional items are available.

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