Lend Me a Tenor will now preview from 12 Mar



Preview performances of the Broadway revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor will now begin on 12 Mar 2010, one day later than previously announced. The delay is to allow the show's director Stanley Tucci, who has been nomianted for an Oscar for his performance in the movie "Lovely Bones," to travel to and from the Academy Awards.

Tickets holders for the cancelled 11 Mar 2010 performance may exchange or return those tickets at the point of purchase.

The opening of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor remains 14 Apr 2010. It stars Anthony LaPaglia (Tito Merelli), Tony Shalhoub (Saunders), Brooke Adams (Julia), Mary Catherine Garrison (Maggie), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Diana), Jay Klaitz (The Bellhop), Jan Maxwel (Maria) and Justin Bartha (Max). The comedy will play at the Music Box Theatre.

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 is John Lee Beatty (set designer), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), Martin Pakledinaz, (costume design) and Peter Hylenski (sound design).

The comedy is being produced on Broadway by The Araca Group, Stuart Thompson, Carl Moellenberg, Rodney Rigby, Olympus Theatricals, Broadway Across America, in Association with Lisa Cartwright, Wendy Federman/Jamie deRoy.

Lend Me a Tenor premiered on Broadway in 1989 and received seven Tony Award nominations, winning two. It was also honored with four Drama Desk Awards. Prior to Broadway, Lend Me a Tenor played London’s West End where it received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy. The play has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in more than twenty-five countries.