The musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 film of the same name and premiered in San Diego, California in September 2004. It then moved to Broadway in January 2005, featuring John Lithgow as Lawrence and Norbert Leo Butz as Freddy. Jonathan Pryce took over as Lawrence in January 2006. The original production was nominated for ten Tony Awards but won just one--Leading Actor in a Musical (Norbert Leo Butz).
Butz reprised his role in the subsequent US tour (2006-7) and the show premiered across the world over the next seven years, including Sydney, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Mexico City,
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