Gregg Oppenheimer’s I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom will get a one-night-only live presentation March 2 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, starring Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy) and Oscar Nuñez (The Office).
Based on Jess Oppenheimer’s memoir, Laughs, Luck… and Lucy, which Oppenheimer co-authored with his father, the play is described as a true-life comedy about the business. I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom premiered last year under the auspices of L.A. Theatre Works, and has been broadcast nationwide on public radio.
Presented as a benefit for The Actors Fund, the cast will also feature Seamus Dever (Castle) as series creator/producer and head writer Jess Oppenheimer, Abigail Marks as Vivian Vance, Matthew Floyd Miller as Lucy and Desi's agent Don Sharpe, Philip Proctor as CBS programming chief Hubbell Robinson, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as William Frawley and CBS Chairman William S. Paley, and Nick Toren as CBS executive Harry Ackerman.
Tickets are now on sale at actorsfund.org/Lucy.