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Lend Me A Tenor’s Anthony LaPaglia & Tony Shalhoub on “The Wendy Williams Show”

LEND ME A TENOR’S ANTHONY LaPAGLIA AND TONY SHALHOUB

ON “THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW”

FRIDAY, JULY 23

LEND ME A TENOR’s Anthony LaPaglia and Tony Shalhoub will be featured on “The Wendy Williams Show” this Friday, June 23 at 10:00AM on FOX Channel 5 and at 10:00PM on MY9 Channel 9 in New York.

LEND ME A TENOR opened on April 4 to rave reviews including:

“LaPaglia’s rugged everyman quality proves him a most valuable player.  It’s hard to imagine anyone funnier screaming in an exaggerated Italian accent.”

– Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY

“Anthony LaPaglia delivers a full throttle comic performance.”

-Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Shalhoub is EXQUISITE as the tyrannical manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera…the crowd goes wild.”

Scott Brown, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“Shalhoub delivers an EXTRAORDINARY performance marked by wild exaggeration, total desperation, and manic physical energy.”

– Matt Windman, AM 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.”

– David Cote, TIME OUT NEW YORK

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.

LEND ME A TENOR received three Tony Award nominations (Best Revival of a Play, Best Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz) and Best Featured Actress (Jan Maxwell), four Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Stanley Tucci), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (which Jan Maxwell won), and Outstanding Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz).  It received three Drama League Award nominations as well: Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Jan Maxwell and Tony Shalhoub).

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 TucciLEND ME A TENOR is currently playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

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