2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version (1988)
This murder mystery farce of mistaken identities, millions in diamonds and a wheelchair-bound corpse will leave you dying of laughter.
TONY Award winning writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's
first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights
incarnation's talented cast included Stephen Stout, Stuart Zagnit,
Mary Testa and Julie White. A winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and
Hayes Award for Best Musical, Lucky Stiff is now performed
frequently across the country.
Based on the novel The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by
Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery
with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a
corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English
shoe salesman who is
forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a
vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as
Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to
the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!
Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of
zany characters, and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiffis an
audience charmer. MTI
offers plenty of theatrical resources to aid in producing the show
including a reference recording and advice from the authors on set and
Visit the Lucky Stiff page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
Originally approached by legendary author/director George Abbott to pen the score for The Pajama Game, Frank Loesser turned it down, but recommended his two protégés Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the job.