A Comedy of Tenors

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Ken Ludwig’s 1986 hit “Lend Me a Tenor” (revived on Broadway in 2010) is just not enough madcap farce to go around. So Ludwig gives us a sequel, “A Comedy of Tenors,” complete with four amorous operatics, two exotic girlfriends, one lusty wife, a twitchy producer, mistaken identities, slamming doors and all the other essential elements of French bedroom farce. It’s even set in 1930 Paris.

This theatrical bon-bon has wonderful New Jersey roots. First performed at the McCarter Theater in Princeton in October 2015, it now runs through the end of February at the Papermill Playhouse in Short Hills. The Papermill has launched more than one show onto Broadway, most recently Disney’s “Newsies.” The cast reunites the entire crew from the Papermill’s “Lend Me a Tenor” run of three years ago.

If you need an escape from the miasma of current events, and who doesn’t, this is for you.

Phil Neches

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