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written by

Charles Busch

directed by Lynne Meadow

Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee, Shirl Bernheim, Anil Kumar
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Linda Lavin and Tony Roberts

Linda Lavin and Tony Roberts 

Set Design

Santo Loquasto

Costume Design

Ann Roth

Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind

Sound Design

Bruce Ellman and Brian Ronan

 Production Stage Manager

William Joseph Barnes

photo by Joan Marcus


New York Times

Presented by Manhattan Theatre Club

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director 

MTC associate artistic director, Michael Bush.

Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Carole Shorenstein Hays, Daryl Roth,

Stuart Thompson and Douglas S. Cramer.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

November 2, 2000

Tony Award nominee for Best Play

“Uproarious, “The Allergist’s Wife” earns its wall-to-wall laughs.” “Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there.” 

Ben Brantley, New York Times

“An intelligently funny and satirically relevant uptown comedy.” 

John Simon, New York Magazine

“Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank.”  

New York Daily News

On November 19, 2018 the Actors Fund presented a one night only stage reading of The Tale of The Allergist’s Wife starring Charles Busch in the title role originally played by Linda Lavin, and the entire original all-star Broadway cast including Michele Lee, Tony Roberts, Anil Kumar and Linda Lavin as well as original director Lynne Meadow.

Click the image below to watch video highlights from that evening

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