Lucky Stiff – Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30pm / $24
Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. That incarnation’s talented cast included Stephen Stout, Stuart Zagnit, Mary Testa and Julie White. A winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and Washington’s Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, Lucky Stiff is now performed frequently across the country.
Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn… or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex!
Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of zany characters and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. MTI offers plenty of theatrical resources to aid in producing the show, including a reference recording and advice from the authors on set and pacing.
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth
First Produced by Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Off-Broadway in 1988.
LUCKY STIFF Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
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