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Lend Me a Tenor

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Lend Me a Tenor, Music Box Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Music Box Theatre

239 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs. 30min
1 Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Feb 16, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
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What Is the Story of Lend Me a Tenor?
World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention.