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Archive for Ken Ludwig

BASKERVILLE at the Old Globe, San Diego

Photo by Jim Cox

Photo by Jim Cox

Bob Verini  -   Variety

Playwright Ken Ludwig’s work thrives at regional theaters coast to coast, despite only intermittent New York appearances since 1989’s “Lend Me a Tenor” and his 1992 book for “Crazy For You.” His latest entertaining outing get its West Coast premiere at the Old Globe with a title announced in the program as “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery By Ken Ludwig” — awkward billing that at least leaves no doubt as to who the marquee names are. Read more…

Now running through Sept. 6.

LEND ME A TENOR at Actors Co-op

Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Neal Weaver  – ArtsInLA

The central character in Ken Ludwig’s farce is famous Italian tenor Tito Merelli (Floyd Vanbuskirk), who’s scheduled to appear in the title role in Verdi’s Otello for the Cleveland Opera Company. But Tito is well-known for his heavy drinking, womanizing, and general troublemaking. On the day of the performance, Tito has overindulged at lunch and is at loggerheads with his fiery and tempestuous wife, Maria (Gina D’Acciaro).   Read more…

Now running through May 4.

LEND ME A TENOR at the Westchester Playhouse


Photo by Shari Barrett

How might you know a play is a farce? Normally, the set offers a clue, and in particular the set will include several doors that allow characters to barrel into situations and then quickly escape the consequences. This production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor boasts six doors. Hilarity, you can be sure, ensues.
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Now running through August 17.

The Beaux’ Stratagem, A Noise Within

ANW 12-13 Beaux078

photo by Craig Schwartz.



The Beaux’ Strategem  Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of George Farquhar’s 18th century farce.


Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig both contributed to this adaptation of George Farquhar’s early-18th-century comedy, which touches on the tribulations of the unhappily married and the moral shortcomings of the privileged classes. The story features two penniless rapscallions, Jack (Blake Ellis) and Tom (Freddy Douglas), who set out to seduce rich ladies in order to gain control of their fortunes. Read more...