I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
by Gregg Oppenheimer
"Marvelous performances....full of bright nostalgia and insider insights" - AudioFile
Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer — son of I Love Lucy's creator Jess Oppenheimer, co-author of “Laughs, Luck...and Lucy”, and producer of the award-winning “I Love Lucy” DVD series — spins the hilarious true story behind America's beloved TV comedy in this full-cast production, recorded in front of a live audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.
Starring Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Lucille Ball, Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”) as Desi Arnaz, Seamus Dever (“Castle”) as Jess Oppenheimer, Abigail Marks as Vivian Vance and others, Ron Bottitta as William Frawley and others, Matthew Floyd Miller as Don Sharpe and others, Nick Toren as Harry Ackerman, and Rob Nagle as Hubbell Robinson. Technical Advisor: Lucie Arnaz.
Includes an interview with playwright Gregg Oppenheimer. Music performed by Doug Walter. The “I Love Lucy” theme song used with permission of MPL Music Publishing and Songwriters Guild of America. Original music by Doug Walter.