December 10, 2007: What might have been a wheeze turns out to be a giggle. “Is He Dead?,” a previously unproduced play by the long-dead Mark Twain, has at last made its Broadway debut. And for something that’s basically been lying immobile for more than a century, gathering dust in archives, it has a remarkably sprightly step.READ THE REVIEW
Is He Dead? BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- December 9, 2007
- March 9, 2008
Theater: Lyceum Theatre / 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Inspired by the posthumous bidding war that broke out between the United States and France over Jean-Francois Millet’s painting "The Angelus," Is He Dead? is a fast-paced comedy about a group of poor artists who stage the death of their mentor to drive up the price of his paintings. In order for the scheme to succeed, the artists hatch various hilarious plots involving cross-dressing, a full-scale fake funeral, lovers’ deceptions, and much more.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Is He Dead?