Tale of the Allergist's Wife Celebrates a Year on Broadway Nov. 2

News   Tale of the Allergist's Wife Celebrates a Year on Broadway Nov. 2 Poor Marjorie Taub, the depressive Upper West Side wife of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, has been in a funk for a year now.

Poor Marjorie Taub, the depressive Upper West Side wife of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, has been in a funk for a year now.

Good thing she's in a comedy.

The Charles Busch play celebrates one year at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre Nov. 2. Valerie Harper is the wife, with Tony Roberts as the allergist, Shirl Bernheim as Marjorie's cranky mother, Anil Kumar as the doorman and Michele Lee as the childhood friend who reinvigorates Marjorie's world.

The Tony Award-nominated comedy began as a hit Off-Broadway in the 1999-2000 season at Manhattan Theatre Club with everyone but Harper. Linda Lavin created the role. Lynne Meadow directs.

Producers are Manhattan Theatre Club, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Daryl Roth, Stuart Thompson and Douglas S. Cramer. The New Yorky comedy was nominated for three 2001 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Nov. 2 is the show's 408th performance. Tickets range $30-$70. Call (212) 239-6200 for information.

The Barrymore is at 243 W. 47th Street.