New Poster for Lend Me A Tenor The Musical Jul02

New Poster for Lend ...

Presenting the lovely new post-opening LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL artwork to be featured in subways, advertisements, and ad-rails in...

LMAT Review – London Magazine – 5 Stars Jul01

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Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical at the Gielgud Theatre By Edward Lukes | July 1, 2010 Edward Lukes gives credit where it is due. A musical farce is a tricky thing to pull off, but Lend Me A Tenor shows us how it’s done. The book is the important thing. Based on the play by Ken Ludwig, Peter...

LMAT Review – Bloomberg News – 4 Stars Jun30

LMAT Review – Bloomberg News – 4 Stars

Opera Pastiche By Warwick Thompson | June 30, 2011 There’s a different kind of summery fun to be had in the new light-as-froth musical “Lend Me a Tenor” by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll at the Gielgud Theatre. Based on a 1986 comedy by U.S. farceur Ken Ludwig, it tells the story of a 1930s opera company in Cleveland whose imported Italian tenor goes AWOL just before a prestigious production of Verdi’s “Otello.” It’s a cue for a roster of toe-tapping Cole Porter-type numbers, a series of mistaken identities, some delicious operatic pastiches, and for a nerdy stage manager to grab the spotlight and win the girl. Under Ian...

LMAT Review – Independent – 4 Stars Jun21

LMAT Review – Independent – 4 Stars

Reviewed by Michael Coveney | Independent Tuesday, 21 June 2011 I loved Ken Ludwig’s operatic backstage farce when it was produced on this same stage (then the Globe) 25 years ago; and I love this new musical comedy adaptation – by unknown Americans Peter Sham (book and lyrics) and Brad Carroll (music) – even more. Ian Talbot’s beautifully drilled production is a genuine surprise: a so-called summer filler that more than earns its keep and boasts three of the season’s outstanding West End performances. These come from Matthew Kelly as Henry Saunders, the distraught manager of the Grand Opera House in Cleveland, Ohio;...

LMAT Review – The Stage – 5 Stars Jun16

LMAT Review – The Stage – 5 Stars

Lend Me A Tenor – The Musical By Paul Vale | Thursday 16 June 2011 It was never going to be easy to turn a farce into a fully fledged musical. The breakneck rhythm of a farce does not sit easily with the required steady pace of a musical, but it has to be said that writer Peter Sham and composer Brad Carroll have come up trumps. Damian Humbley (Max) and Michael Matus (Tito Merelli) in Lend Me A Tenor – The Musical at the Gielgud, London Photo: Tristram Kenton Carroll’s rich score references the giddy, gay and shamelessly sentimental Broadway of the thirties, complimented by Sham’s witty lyrics. A huge debt is owed to Ken...