Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
First produced by Playwrights Horizon Inc, Off-Broadway in 1988
Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York
When Harry’s uncle is murdered, his dull life is about to be turned upside down with an inheritance of $6million. There’s just one catch — he must first take his uncle’s embalmed body to Monte Carlo on a final trip of a life time. He is propelled into a world of casinos, jilted lovers and a hunt for lost diamonds. If he fails in passing off his uncle as alive, the cash goes to the Universal Dogs home of Brooklyn, and they’re keeping a very close eye on him…
A hilarious and offbeat musical farce, Lucky Stiff combines hysterical lyrics and a tuneful score from Tony Award-winners Flaherty and Ahrens (Ragtime and Disney’s Anastasia), with an ensemble of zany characters and fast-paced comedy.