LEND ME A TENOR Ends Broadway Run 8/15

Ken Ludwig's comedy LEND ME A TENOR will conclude its limited Broadway engagement on Sunday August 15 at the end of the actors' contracts. An extension through Labor Day is under discussion and subject to the actors' schedules.

LEND ME A TENOR stars Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Bartha, Brooke Adams, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jay Klaitz, and Jan Maxwell, and is directed by Stanley Tucci. It plays at the Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street.

LEND ME A TENOR has received three Tony Award nominations (Best Revival of a Play, Best Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz) and Best Featured Actress (Jan Maxwell), four Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Stanley Tucci), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. and Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz). It received three Drama League Award nominations as well: Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Jan Maxwell and Tony Shalhoub).

Ms. Maxwell has already won the Outer Critics Circle Award. She is one of four actors in Tony Award history to receive two nominations in one year.

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 16 languages and produced in more than 25 countries.

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.

It is produced by 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, Spring Sirkin, Scott and Brian Zeilinger.

LEND ME A TENOR's design and creative team is John Lee Beatty (set designer), Martin Pakledinaz, (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Peter Hylenski (sound design). Patrick Vaccariello is Musical Supervisor.

It plays the following schedule: Tue at 7, Wed-Sat at 8, Wed & Sat at 2, Sun at 3.
Ticket Prices: $121.50 and $86.50 at all performances except Saturday at 8 PM when they are $126.50 and $86.50. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee.
Tickets are available through Telecharge (212 239 6200) or at www.Telecharge.com<http://www.telecharge.com/>.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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