You Should Be So Lucky


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A contemporary Cinderella story set in Greenwich Village reminiscent of the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s. Christopher, a shy and eccentric young electrologist, helps an elderly millionaire, Mr. Rosenberg, when the old man faints in the street.  Rosenberg, touched by the young man’s generous spirit, becomes his benefactor and sends Christopher off to a fabulous charity ball where he meets his Prince Charming, in the form of a neurotic young publicist. Fate takes a turn when Mr. Rosenberg dies suddenly of a heart attack in Christopher’s electrologist chair, and he leaves half of his millions to Christopher.  The other half of the estate goes to Rosenberg’s fiercely embittered daughter, Lenore, who threatens to contest the will. Christopher doesn’t stand a chance against the suburban matron from Hell until Mr. Rosenberg shows up as a ghost, seen only by Christopher. Christopher and Lenore plead their case on an Oprah Winfrey-like show hosted by Wanda Wang.  Christopher, with the help of Mr. Rosenberg, triumphs on the Wanda Wang Show, keeps his millions and ultimately, even brings Lenore some peace with her late father.

"An outlandish and magical tale of transformation."
                                                Ben Brantley, The New York Times

You Should Be So Lucky opened in New York City on November 2, 1994.  It was produced by Primary Stages, Casey Childs, Artistic Director in association with The Herrick Theatre Foundation.  Written by Charles Busch,  directed by Kenneth Elliott.

CAST

Matthew Arkin, Charles Busch, Nell Campbell, Julie Halston, Jennifer Kato, Stephen Pearlman 

Stock and amateur rights available through Samuel French, Inc, 45 West 25th Street, NY, NY 10010. For all other inquiries, please contact Marc Glick, Glick and Weintraub, 1501 Broadway, suite 2401, New York, NY 10036.


 

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Charles Busch (right) with Nell Campbell 
as Polly (center) and Stephen Pearlman as
Mr. Rosenberg.

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CB as Christopher (left) with Jennifer Kato
as Wanda Wang (center) and Julie Halston
as Lenore Rosenberg.

 

photos by Andrew Leynse

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CB as Christopher (behind) 
with Nell Campbell as Polly 
(right) and Stephen Pearlman
as Mr. Rosenberg.


Reviews
New York Times

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