Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

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Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

Ken Ludwig

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3f, 4m

“Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Ludwig knows no ridiculous limits.” - BroadwayWorld.com
Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

by  Ken Ludwig

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. 

Please note: “La Traviata Brindisi-Allegretto (no Vocals)," which is used in Comedy of Tenors, is orginally found in Karaoke Opera, Vol. 9: Puccini & Verdi for Tenor. This song file is made available by Musical Concepts

History

A Comedy of Tenors premiered in a co-production at the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, OH in September 2015 and the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ in October 2015 under the direction of Stephen Wadsworth.

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Paris 1936. A suite in the Faubourg Ritz Hotel.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast
TATIANA RACON
CARLO
TITO
MARIA
MIMI
MAX
SAUNDERS

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REVIEWS

"Ken Ludwig is a comedic genius [...] A Comedy of Tenors is full of non-stop hilarity." - Princeton Found, Read More

“From conception to execution, everything about A Comedy of Tenors hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.” - The News-Herald, Read More 

“Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Ludwig knows no ridiculous limits.” - BroadwayWorld.com, Read More 

“Playwright Ken Ludwig has hit the jackpot again with his fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors [...]” - Beacon Journal, Read More 

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Videos

  • A Comedy of Tenors Cleveland Playhouse Trailer

  • A Comedy of Tenors preview

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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London's West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. Lend Me a Tenor won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post. Crazy For You was on Broadway ...

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