Mostel will succeed Tony winner Hal Linden, whose final performance is scheduled for October 23, while Masur will step into the role created by Bernie Kopell, who played his final performance October 16.
Obie winner Dan Wackerman directs the production at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement’s. The comedy officially opened August 29 following previews that began August 20; tickets are currently on sale through January 15, 2023.
The two one-act plays bring Lou and Bud together in the Biblical past and Phil and Marty together in contemporary Long Island. They philosophize about women, sex, food, the divine, and destiny in this tale of companionship and friendship.
The production also features scenic, lighting, and projection design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Anthony Paul-Cavaretta, and sound design by Trevor Trotto. The production stage manager is Jacqueline Perez with casting by Carol Hanzel and Robin Carus.
Weinberger wrote and produced for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and co-created Taxi, Dear John, and The Cosby Show. He also executive-produced and created Amen, Sparks, and Good News. Emmy winner Weinberger is also the author of the solo play A Man and His Prostate, which starred the late Ed Asner and toured nationally.