First produced by Playwrights Horizons Inc. Off-Broadway in 1988
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
Shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon is stuck in a rut until, one day, he discovers he is to inherit his uncle's fortune; but, there is a catch. To claim the inheritance Harry has to take his uncle's body around the French Rivera for one last adventure! Chasing him for the same fortune are a dog lover from Brooklyn, a short-sighted Mafia Boss' wife, and an optometrist. Add to that a host of other zany characters and you've got the recipe for a mad cap evening.
Lucky Stiff is the first musical from the Tony Award winning team of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the writers of Ragtime, Seussical, A Man of No Importance and, currently on Broadway, Anastasia. Based on the book The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth it was first performed at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway in 1988, and won the Richard Rodgers Award for that year.
Tom Elliot Reade
Rita La Porter
Vinnie Di Ruzzio
Dominique Du Monaco/Ensemble
Blake Patrick Anderson