Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End and Broadway. It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor and Best Director. A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.
Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Merelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Merelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.
A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Saunders --- Mark Power
Max --- Richard Tonkin
Maggie --- Jessica Lawrence
Tito Merelli --- Jeffrey Brocktoff
Maria, Tito's wife --- Marina Rowe
Julia --- Jenny Vanderlem
Diana --- Jess Hanlon
Bellhop --- Paul Rye
Radio Voice --- Jack Brown
Director, Set Design, Photographer, Lighting Design --- Anthony Brown
Sound Design, Publicity, Props & Sound / Lighting Operator --- Anthony Brown