This was the official website for the 2010 Broadway musical, Lend Me a Tenor. The tickets for the show went on sale February 16, 2010. The Lend Me a Tenor previews commenced March 12, 2010 with the opening on April 04, 2010. Lend Me a Tenor closed August 15, 2010. I was saddened to read the headline: The Tony Award-nominated revival of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor, starring Anthony LaPaglia, Justin Bartha and Tony Shalhoub, will close Aug. 15 at the Music Box Theatre. Apparently the August closing date marked the conclusion of the actors' production contracts. I was able to get a couple of tickets to the closing preformance.I thought the Time's review was a bit to critical, but I do agree that “Lend Me a Tenor” achieved true comic delirium at the curtain call, when the cast cycled through a mimed version of the lunatic plot in about two minutes. It had been a great night until we arrived home to find the dog had vomited all over our oriental livingroom rug that was followed by diarhrea. We cleaned up as best we could, opening all the windows to air the room out. Our dog appeared fine. Whatever his system didn't like, he had gottan rid of it. The next morning I called our regular NYC carpet cleaning service, My Home Carpet & Upholstery Care. They not only do in home steam cleaning of wall to wall carpets, but they also clean and restore area carpets by taking them to their state of the art cleaning facility. We have used this comapny on a number of occasions but never with such a messy carpet. When Haim, a partner in the company arrived later that morning, he assured us that they would be able to clean the rug. Less than a week later the cleaned and Scotch Guarded carpet was returned looking like new with no evidence of the dog's sickness.
DON’T MISS THE BROADWAY EVENT OF THE SEASON - ABOUT THE THEATRICAL CALAMITY OF THE CENTURY!
It’s September 8th, 1934, and Cleveland’s premiere opera producer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the thirty-piece orchestra is ready. But, it’s about to become un disastro gigantesco, because it’s three minutes to curtain, and the leading man - the greatest tenor in the world - has gone missing!
The starry revival of Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR features a first-class line up: ANTHONY LaPAGLIA (Without A Trace), TONY SHALHOUB (Monk), JUSTIN BARTHA (The Hangover) and a top-notch supporting cast, all staged by actor/director STANLEY TUCCI (Julie & Julia). Don’t miss these hilarious hijinks of operatic proportions.
TIME OUT NEW YORK★★★★★! Lend Me a Tenor is the most howlingly funny and ingeniously staged laugh machine to hit Broadway in years.
BACKSTAGEStanley Tucci's riotous staging of Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor" provides an evening full of belly laughs, slapstick action, and projectiles aimed into the orchestra seats.
USA TODAYNever underestimate the entertainment value of watching talented people make fools of themselves. I'm not talking about the embarrassment of tabloid media. Less guilty pleasures are on tap at Broadway's Music Box Theatre, where a raucous revival of Lend Me a Tenor opened Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLYA champagne cork, a piece of wax fruit, and a couple of roses go hurling into the audience during the limber and fast-moving comedy. But more than flying objects, you're likely to be hit hard by something else — the disorderly jest the cast churns out for nearly two and a half hours straight, much of it extremely physical in the best way.
HUFFINGTON POSTAt the end of Lend Me a Tenor, the cast races silently through the entire course of events that took place during the play. It's by far the most memorable, hysterical and downright surprising part of the performance.
ASSOCIATED PRESSWhat gives the production an unexpected boost is something not usually foind in farce - HEART.
BLOOMBERG NEWSSPECTACULAR AND RICHLY COMIC! A deft cast under the direction of that expert comedian Stanley Tucci.
VARIETYGiving a new generation reason to roar!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERHYSTERICALLY FUNNY! STANLEY TUCCI'S razor sharp direction, expert staging and a terrific cast make this screwball farce come to comic life. The actors seem to be having an absolute ball.
BROADWAY.COMWord of Mouth Review: Phyllis, Matt and Tom see the outrageous comedy 'Lend Me a Tenor'
THE NEW YORK POSTThere are bona fide stars in the re vival of Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor," which opened last night: Tony Shalhoub from "Monk" and Anthony LaPaglia, a Tony winner for "A View From the Bridge" in 1998. But it's Justin Bartha -- the missing groom from the hit movie "The Hangover" -- who takes the final bow.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLYAudiences beware: You might be hit by flying objects during Lend Me a Tenor, the Stanley Tucci-directed Broadway revival of Ken Ludwig's play that stars Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), and Justin Bartha (The Hangover).
DAILY NEWSSpeed, finesse and keen comic chops are key ingredients to any farce. Happily, they're all in ample supply in director Stanley Tucci's antic revival of "Lend Me a Tenor."
NEW YORK MAGAZINETHE CROWD GOES WILD!
EDGEIs there a funnier play on Broadway? Why don’t we ask a harder question: for instance, does a kangaroo know how to jump?
REFLECTIONS IN THE LIGHTA star-studded cast directed by Stanley Tucci turns in a solid comedic performance to propel a fun Broadway revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor.
THE ANDY GRAMThe new Broadway production of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor is a case of a not so perfect play turned entertainment juggernaut through the talents of a sublime cast and amped up direction.
THEATERSCENE.NETLike any good farce, and this certainly is one, the play is a complicated web of mistaken identity, crazy plot twists, double entendres, slamming doors and everybody desperately wanting something from poor Tito the tenor, (deliciously underplayed to great comic effect by Anthony LaPaglia).
GAYSOCIALITES.COMPlaywright Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor has been a favorite of community theatre since its original Broadway production closed some 20 years ago. It’s light, funny and set in 1930s Middle America (Cleveland to be exact). Its operatic subject matter may give it a sheen of highbrow snob appeal, but most of the time Ludwig aims for big, lowbrow laughs.
STAGEZINE.COMIt’s hard to imagine that it has been more than two decades since the original opening of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor, which starred Victor Garber and Philip Bosco in his Tony Award- winning performance. I am glad to say that this farce, despite its paper-thin plot, is a welcome addition to this or any other season. In large part kudos go out to its three leading men: Justin Bartha, Tony Shalhoub, and Anthony LaPaglia.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERBottom Line: Stanley Tucci's expert staging and a terrific cast makes this unremarkable screwball farce come to comic life.
NEW JERSEY NEWSROOMThe original production was a major hit and a similar success looks likely for this brightly performed and highly enjoyable Broadway revival which opened Sunday at the Music Box Theatre.
NEWSDAYSome of the most appealing actors of stages and screens have chosen to display themselves in a revival of "Lend Me a Tenor," Ken Ludwig's '30s-style screwball sex farce that, even at its 1989 premiere, seemed a middling throwback to a more tolerant era for flatulence jokes, mistaken identities in blackface and a sight gag with a toilet plunger.
THEATERMANIAThe major joy of this production is watching this polished cast show what kind of all-out farceurs they can be -- especially the top-billed stars.
THE BERGEN RECORDGreat dramatic performances can bowl us over. But I think we feel much closer to actors who entertain us with comedy.The thought occurred while watching some wonderful actors, not typically thought of as comedians, create a hilarious evening at the Music Box Theatre, where a revival of "Lend Me a Tenor" opened Sunday.