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based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth

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416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
Merciful Delusions Productions is announcing the November 2022 presentation of four one-act plays by Tennessee Williams at Theatre Row in Manhattan. The rarely produced works by one of America's most beloved playwrights are Moony's Kid Don't Cry, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Case of the Crushed Petunias and Hello from Bertha.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
Kokandy Productions will present the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022
Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 18, 2022
LUCKY STIFF on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage opens with an ode to classic 1970s game shows, and the musical that follows is like a ride back in time via the Game Show Channel.  A captivating competition for a cash prize with lots of twists and turns, it’s just a smidge naughty but ultimately wholesome…and always groovy. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2021
Step inside rehearsal for Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol returning to the stage for its 44th annual production in the heart of the Chicago Loop following a year of darkened stages.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021
Caroline, or Change officially opens tonight, October 27 on Broadway at the Roundabout's Studio 54. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway here!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2021
Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 7, 2021
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announced their upcoming production of Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza will run in Spring 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021
Show business tour de force and eight-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy will bring her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York’s famed Birdland, Monday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m.  
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 14, 2021
Good Theater has announced the line up of this year’s Broadway at Good Theater. The annual musical event runs November 17th through the 21st at Good Theater’s home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.  For tickets and information, please call the Box Office at (207) 835-0895 or visit www.goodtheater.com.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Theatre Now, an artist service organization dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, continues its Industry Q&A series with an online conversation with Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty May 10th at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Bray Productions Ltd today announced principal and supporting cast members that will be joining Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman in A Journey to the Past, a West End celebration of the works of the Tony Award-winning and world-renowned musical theatre writing team Ahrens & Flaherty. 
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
Concerto di Primavera features Italian-American music with Ervin Dede, violin soloist, Soprano Holly Flack, and Tenor Arthur Lai and guest performers Al Lambert and Tatiana Santos Mroczek accompanied by the Richmond County Orchestra's 60-piece orchestra directed by Maestro Alan Aurelia. Both Flack and Lai have performed together at Lincoln Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
by David Friscic - May 23, 2022
A corpse, dogs, a heart-shaped box, and diamonds are just a few of the plot ingredients in the merry mix of mayhem and misadventure in the zany musical Lucky Stiff now being presented at the NextStop Theatre Company.  An audaciously frenetic and chaotic sense of impending disaster fills the air as a series of coincidences, mistaken identities and misconstrued intentions all collide and converge in this witty and hilarious book by Lynn Ahrens. The race to see who collects millions is the incentive for an engaging group of whacky yet endearing characters.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
The Ahrens & Flaherty celebration A Journey to the Past has been rescheduled and will now play at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on 12th September. The event was previously scheduled to take place on 6 June.   
by Bobby Patrick - May 10, 2022
Led by Ry Armstrong, they and their friends come together to gender-bend and recreate songs from Broadway and beyond through arrangements never heard before, in a non-binary celebration of live.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to the POPS in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You, April 1–3 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
TheatreC & Rhyme Combinator announced today the complete cast for CO-FOUNDERS, a new hip hop musical about the two most unlikely partners in Silicon Valley, that will have a one-night-only concert on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
The winners of the 2022 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Both musicals received Staged Reading Awards.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022
Contra Costa Civic Theatre concludes its live, in-person Main Stage season with the musical Crowns by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats” by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway, with music direction by Branice McKenzie and choreography by Jennifer Frazier, Crowns plays for 15 performances from April 15-May 15.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022
Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman will direct and perform in A Journey to the Past, a West End celebration of the works of the Tony Award-winning and world-renowned musical theatre writing team Ahrens & Flaherty.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022
One of the best-loved names in country music is the subject of this funny and touching tribute. The musical is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in 1961 and continued a unique pen-pal relationship with Cline through-out her life.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022
From March 11 to April 16, 2022, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present a rousing new production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, one of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022
Twelfth Night Productions has announced its summer production – Ragtime the Musical, playing at the Highline Performing Arts Center. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
This summer, National Youth Music Theatre will present two major musicals, ‘Chess’ at the Curve, Leicester and ‘Ragtime’ together with the world premiere’ of  ‘A Kiss for Cinderella’ at The MCT at Alleyn’s, Dulwich, and for one night only, NYMT in Concert at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 14, 2022
What did our critic think of GET OUT ALIVE at Haven Chicago? Lynette is not afraid to share the vivid, traumatic details of her life with the audience, including her suicide attempt. While I don’t usually provide content warnings for any theater, the way Lynette recounts some of her past experiences is so raw and so detailed that it feels dangerous. I’m all for theater that presents audiences with the opportunity to become uncomfortable and ask questions, but Lynette pushes the limit. Ultimately, it’s clear that the process of writing and performing GET OUT ALIVE was an invigorating experience for Lynette.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2022
See first look photos of Nikki Lynette’s multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health.
by BWW Staff - Jul 1, 2022
Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2022
The Jury is an new musical with book & lyrics by Casey Kendall and music by Jonathan Bauerfeld. It tells the story of Tess Butler, who has died after a short lifetime of battling opiate addiction and burning bridges. Now, it is up to seven people from her life to come together and decide whether or not she's worth saving.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2022
Good Theater returns for the second half of the 2021/2022 season with BROADWAY GOES POP, a tribute to the pop hits that have made their mark on Broadway. BROADWAY GOES POP stars Good Theater favorites Colleen Clark and John Lanham and also features Good Theater newcomers John Furey and Jackie Grigg.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2022
The Jury is a new musical with book & lyrics by Casey Kendall and music by Jonathan Bauerfeld. It tells the story of Tess Butler, who has died after a short lifetime of battling opiate addiction and burning bridges. Now, it is up to seven people from her life to come together and decide whether or not she's worth saving.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022
The Random Farms Kids' Theater will present Seussical at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, January 28 –30, 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2022
Good Theater continues its Second Stage series with the return of Shannon Thurston's solo show MEN: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. The production will run in repertory with the main stage production, PACK OF LIES.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022
 In honor of Women’s History Month, BroadwayHD is celebrating some of Broadway’s iconic female characters with new titles coming to the platform including Yentl from Yentl, Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Tracy from Hairspray Live!.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021
Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann has announced NextStop Theatre Company's new schedule of shows for the first half of 2022. The new schedule represents the gradual return and ongoing expansion of the organization's productions following the pandemic, as well as a continuation of their longstanding commitment to offering a diverse array of theatrical styles and stories, in and for the Northern Virginia community.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - Jojo.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes. 
by Dan Marois - Aug 28, 2022
What did our critic think of LUCKY STIFF at The Barnstormers?
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022
See first look photos from the National Youth Music Theatre's production of  RAGTIME opening tonight in London.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Thursday, April 21st, 2022 - Ry Armstrong is debuting their show ‘THEY // SHE // HE’ at The Green Room 42. The concert will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 9th, 2022, at The Green Room 42 at 570 Tenth Avenue, 4th Floor inside YOTEL in New York City, New York.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
Majestic's Lucky Stiff stars teens of The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts under the Direction of Jocelyn Duford with Musical Direction by Keith Belanger.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
“The Most Anticipated Production of 2022” (BroadwayWorld Readers’ Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.

Lucky Stiff Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Lucky Stiff and what's the order?
Something Funny's Going On
Mr. Witherspoon's Friday Night
Rita's Confession
Good to Be Alive
Lucky
Dogs Versus You
The Phone Call
A Day Around Town Dance
Monte Carlo
Speaking French
Times Like This
Fancy Meeting You Here
The Him, Them, It, Her
Nice
Welcome Back, Mr. Witherspoon
A Woman in My Bathroom
Confession #2
Something Funny's Going On
Mr. Witherspoon's Friday Night
Rita's Confession
Good to be Alive
Lucky
Dogs Versus You
The Phone Call
Monte Carlo!
Speaking French
Times Like This
Fancy Meeting You Here
Finale Act One
Something Funny's Going On (Reprise)
Him, Them, It, Her
Nice
Welcome Back, Mr. Witherspoon
A Woman in My Bathroom
Nice (Reprise)
Confession #2
Finale Act Two

What productions of Lucky Stiff have their been?
Lucky Stiff has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, London Fringe which opened in 1997 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2003.

What awards has Lucky Stiff been nominated for?
Outstanding Director, Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for John Going.

What productions of Lucky Stiff have there been?
Lucky Stiff has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, London Fringe which opened in 1997 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2003.