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Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth
First Produced by Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Off-Broadway in 1988
Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete 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 alive, Harry 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! Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Book by Lynn Ahrens
Performances on May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22