This hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy will feature Broadway stars and Paper Mill Playhouse favorites including: Judith Blazer (Maria), John Treacy Egan (Tito), Donna English (Diana), Nancy Johnston (Julia), David Josefsberg (Max), Michael Kostroff (Saunders), Jill Paice (Maggie) and Mark Price (Bellhop). "Lend Me a Tenor" will be directed by Don Stephenson. "Lend Me a Tenor" will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from February 13 through March 10, 2013.
Nominated for nine Tony Awards, winner of three Drama Desk Awards and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year, "Lend Me a Tenor" is a wildly entertaining farce. The renowned tenor "Il Stupendo" is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera Otello. Chaos ensues when his wife mistakenly leaves him a "Dear John" letter and the distraught singer is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers. What follows is a laugh-out-loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, and musical mayhem. The New York Times calls Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor “one of the two great farces by a living writer.”
“Lend Me a Tenor is the perfect cure for the winter blues,” remarked Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director for Paper Mill Playhouse. “It is no wonder that this play was hailed by The New York Times as ‘one of the funniest farces to ever appear on Broadway.’ Lend Me a Tenor is one of the most hilarious comedies ever written, and we are thrilled to bring it to New Jersey with this all-star cast.”
"Lend Me a Tenor" will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance Schedule: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Single tickets are on sale now and range from $26 to $97.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.