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Watch Lend Me A Tenor’s Jan Maxwell on LX TV tomorrow 5/11:



LEND ME A TENOR’s Jan Maxwell will be a guest on WNBC’s LX TV tomorrow Tuesday May 11 at 5 PM.  LX is seen on WNBC TV, Channel 4 in New York.


Jan Maxwell has received a Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and Drama League nomination for her role as Maria, the jealous wife of world renowned tenor, Tito Merelli (Anthony LaPaglia.). She also received a Tony nomination in the Leading Actress category for her performance earlier this season in The Royal Family; she is one of four actors in Tony Awards history to receive two nominations in one season.

Additionally LEND ME A TENOR received Tony nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play (Martin Pakledinaz), Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Stanley Tucci) and Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz), and Drama League Award nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Play and a Distinguished Performance Award for Tony Shalhoub as well as Ms. Maxwell.

LEND ME A TENOR opened on April 4 to rave reviews including:
TIME OUT NEW YORK:  “Let me spell it out: Lend Me a Tenor is the most howlingly funny and ingeniously staged laugh machine to hit Broadway in years. There’s no point in telling you how superbly fun this all is: Go now, and don’t wait for the fat lady to sing.”
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: “Maxwell is, as usual, utter perfection in her role.”

NEWSDAY: “Maxwell is deliciously serpentine as the tenor’s beleaguered, but hardly long-suffering wife.”

“Jan Maxwell is living laughing gas as his hissing, howling hellcat of a wife, Maria.”
Set in the 1930s, LEND ME A TENOR is a screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian superstar, arrives in Cleveland, Ohio to make his debut with the local opera and promptly goes missing.  As Saunders, the show’s presenter, conspires to cover for Tito’s absence, placate his hot-blooded wife, and distract his most passionate fans, chaos on a truly operatic level ensues.
Ken Ludwig’s comedy LEND ME A TENOR stars Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Bartha, Brooke Adams, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jay Klaitz, and Jan Maxwell, and is directed by Stanley Tucci.  LEND ME A TENOR is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

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