The Nutty Professor
The Marvin Hamlisch/Rupert Holmes musical The Nutty Professor a hit at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
See The Nutty Professor interview with Rupert Holmes and the creative team.
Premieres at the Hale Centre, July 1, 2024!
A new musical by Rupert Holmes and Marvin Hamlisch
The Nutty Professor made its world premiere in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (directed by the King of Comedy himself, Jerry Lewis!). It was an instant smash hit! The show will soon begin performances again (stay tuned!).
The story follows geeky chemistry professor Julius Kelp, who concocts a formula to turn himself into the ultimate heartthrob. But when the woman he loves falls for his alter ego, Buddy Love, will Julius find the courage to win her back from his hipper self? Heartwarming and delightfully funny, The Nutty Professor has a universal message that everyone can relate to: we might try to change who we are…but there’s no substitute for the real thing!
“THE START OF A BROADWAY FABLE!”
“A vibrantly told and visually stunning production offers plenty of laughs, but there’s also a whole lot of heart to be found in Rupert Holmes’ book and lyrics set tunefully to a classic Marvin Hamlisch score. The play’s message, one that will keep the show’s heart beating for years to come, artfully worms its way into the collective soul of the audience. [It’s] an homage to the very best of American musical theater without seeming at all derivative or redundant, entertaining in a way that makes some musical theater of recent vintage seem self-conscious. Nor is it going for the easy laugh. The humor is far more sophisticated than that.” – Jeffrey Ellis, BroadwayWorld.com
DON’T MISS IT! This charming musical may just have found the formula for success on Broadway. Add a polished score from Marvin Hamlisch, clever book/lyrics by Rupert Holmes and JoAnn M. Hunter’s wildly imaginative choreography, and you may wonder why it’s taken so long for this “Professor” to find its way out of the laboratory!” – Amy Stumpfl for The Tennessean
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR COOKS UP A HIT! An absolute delight from start to finish, top to bottom and everywhere in-between! I loved this show. This one is a keeper! – Mike Parker, Examiner.Com
DON’T MISS IT! Michael Andrew puts a modern, hilarious and quite endearing spin on this NUTTY PROFESSOR by Pulitzer Prize-winning Marvin Hamlisch with Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes who wrote book and lyrics for this astonishing production. – Linda Brewer, Examiner.Com