I've done more than a dozen theater productions since college, and three of them were Neil Simons: Broadway Bound, Barefoot in the Park, and Odd Couple. They still have the recognition to pull in audiences, and they still work. Mostly. There are some cultural references that have to be changed, but the comic cadence is still there. It almost doesn't matter what the words are; that rhythm of comedy is airtight.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker