PHOTO CALL: Lend Me a Tenor Opens on Broadway

By Krissie Fullerton
05 Apr 2010

Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub and Justin Bartha star in the Broadway revival of Ken Ludwig's Tony-nominated, door-slamming operatic farce Lend Me a Tenor, which opened April 4 at the Music Box Theatre.



Tony and Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci is making his Broadway directorial debut with the first Broadway revival of the 1989 comedy.

The cast features Tony winner Anthony LaPaglia, Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Justin Bartha ("The Hangover"), Tony nominee Jan Maxwell (The Royal Family, Coram Boy), Mary Catherine Garrison (Assassins, Rabbit Hole), Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown, Wicked), Jay Klaitz (High Fidelity) and Brooke Adams (The Heidi Chronicles, "Monk") as Julia.

The 1930s-set play is billed as "a madcap screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world-famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio to make his debut with the local opera and promptly goes missing. As Saunders, the show's presenter, conspires to cover for Tito's absence, placate his hot-blooded wife, and distract his most passionate fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues."

Here's a look at the opening night:

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Anthony LaPaglia
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