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  • November 21, 2014 - December 20, 2014


    Production sponsored by Steven & Stephanie Wasser

    A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.  Filled with passion and humor, the New York Times called The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife a “window-rattling comedy of mid-life malaise.”

    “Uproarious . . . earns its wall-to-wall laughs." — New York Times

    "Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank." — New York Daily News



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Lyric's 'Allergist's Wife' would make Busch proud
On Boston Stage's says "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" has "razor-sharp direction," "fast, funny, well-acted and well-directed, and an excellent alternative to holiday fare." Playing now through Dec. 20th!


At Lyric Stage, an updated ‘Allergist’s Wife’
Check out this exclusive interview with Charles Busch, where he talks Tony Awards, his connection to Allergist's Marjorie Taub, and how he is constantly revising and updating The Tale of the Allergist's Wife to keep it contemporary. Come see our production of Busch's Tony-nominated show, Nov. 21-Dec. 20!


The Tale of the Allergist's Wife celebrates 30 years of Charles Busch
The many works of playwright-actor Charles Busch will roll-out in regional theatres across the country as part of a 2014-15 partnership between the theatrical licensing company Samuel French, Inc. and Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth. See The Tale of the Allergist's Wife on our stage, running Nov. 21-Dec. 20.


Charles Busch on Acting and Writing
It’s difficult to compare any individual in theatrical history to Charles Busch, a seriously unique icon both on and off the stage. This year, the theatrical world is celebrating 30 years of Mr. Busch's work, including The Tale of the Allergist's Wife running Nov. 21-Dec. 20 at The Lyric Stage.


2014-2015 Season