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Green Acres: A New Musical in the Works

Green Acres TV seriesThere was talk of a new Green Acres TV series a few years back but that project seems to have stalled. Now, there’s talk of bringing the community of Hooterville to Broadway in a new musical.

Green Acres debuted in 1965 on CBS as a spin-off of The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. The sitcom follows NY lawyer Oliver Douglas (Eddie Albert) as he moves to live his life-long fantasy of being a farmer. His glamorous and bubble-headed wife Lisa (Eva Gabor) is dragged unwillingly from her sophisticated life to live in a ramshackle farm in Hooterville. The bizarre small town is populated by a wide variety of eccentric characters like dim-witted farmhand Eb Dawson (Tom Lester), oily salesman Mr. Haney (Pat Buttram), scatterbrained county agent Hank Kimball (Alvy Moore), elderly farmers Fred and Doris Ziffel (Hank Patterson and Barbara Pepper, later Fran Ryan) and their “son,” Arnold the pig.

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Green Acres

Green Acres

Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert) has long dreamt of becoming a farmer so he quits his job as a New York attorney and buys a dilapidated farm in the small town of Hooterville. Oliver can't wait to start doing chores and breathing fresh air while his beautiful and ditzy wife, Lisa (Eva Gabor), would much rather return to Time Square and her cosmopolitan shopping.
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