Broadway officially welcomed a farce to the fold with the opening night of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor at the Music Box Theatre. With a cast of Broadway stars the comedy was greeted with positive reviews from many Broadway Opening night critics as well as by the audience. Broadway Magazine and Broadway.tv were there on opening night to capture the energy of the occasion.
“The whole cast is wonderful,” offers Alfred Molina, star of the critical hit RED on Broadway. Mr. Molina was just one of many stars on hand to celebrate the arrival of the new comedy.
“I’m thrilled. I had a great time. It was one of the most rewarding experiences that I’ve had,” reflects Lend Me A Tenor director Stanley Tucci, star of stage and screen.
“The working experience with Stanley and the cast has been mind-altering,” shares Justin Bartha. Of his performance the New York Post writes: “Bartha is the engine that powers this show. He doesn’t just make his Broadway debut; he dynamites the door open.”
“Opening nights are always a little tricky,” explains Tony Shalhoub adding, “of all the opening nights I’ve experienced, this one was the best.”
An army of critics would seem to affirm the cast’s reasons for feeling positive about the opening night of Lend Me A Tenor.
“The most howlingly funny and ingeniously staged laugh machine to hit Broadway in years,” raved Time Out New York adding “Stanley Tucci makes a slam-bang Broadway directing debut…and has inspired a cast of comic equals to harmonize the insanity, land the gags and top each other.”
More succinctly, The New York Post said: “The show is exactly what it needs to be: hilarious.”
Set in the 1930s, Lend Me A Tenor seems to be just what modern audiences need if they are looking for a laugh. Watch the entire Opening Night video of Lend Me A Tenor, plus show clips, tickets, reviews and more on Broadway.tv and in the pages of Broadway Magazine.