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...

Lend Me A Tenor – Opening Night Jun15

Lend Me A Tenor – Opening Night

Congratulations to the entire company of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL.  Last night was a fantastic opening night performances.  You’ve all worked so hard on getting to this date, and you delivered the goods!  Here are the producers: Martin Platt, David Elliot, M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman.

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Based on the award-winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical is a brand new musical play by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll that sings and dances its way through a riotous, unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance. Lend Me A...