Music Box Theater, Broadway
Opened April 4, 2010
Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy Lend Me A Tenor starred Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Bartha, Brooke Adams, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jay Klaitz, and Jan Maxwell and was directed by Stanley Tucci.
Set in the 1930s,Lend Me A Tenor is a madcap screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio to make his debut with the local opera and promptly goes missing. As Saunders, the show’s presenter, conspires to cover for Tito’s absence, placate his hot-blooded wife, and distract his most passionate fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues.
Lend Me A Tenor‘s design and creative team include John Lee Beatty (set designer), Martin Pakledinaz, (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Peter Hylenski (sound design).
“Tenor’ hits lotsa high notes”
“Giving a new generation reason to roar”
“Lend Me A Tenor’ is exactly what it need to be: hilarious.”
New York Post
“The most howlingly funny and ingeniously staged laugh machine to hit Broadway in years.”
TimeOut New York
Producers: The Araca Group, Stuart Thompson, Carl Moellenberg, Rodney Rigby, Olympus Theatricals, Broadway Across America, in Association with Lisa Cartwright, Wendy Federman/Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler.