The hilarious true story behind America's most beloved comedy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer—son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer—spins this witty, fast-paced tale of Lucy and Desi's battles with CBS
with as much heart and humor as an episode of I Love Lucy itself.


Read the rave reviews from Broadway World and SWVA Today!

Download a full-cast recording of the WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION!

The first national touring company starred Ellis Greer and Bill Mendieta as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Gerard Marzilli as Jess Oppenheimer, Laila Ayad as Vivian Vance,Tom Virtue as William Frawley, and Ozzie Rodriguez as Harry Ackerman.
Directed by Brendon Fox.


La Mirada, CA

La Mirada Theatre
for the Performing Arts

January 14, 2023

Palm Springs, CA

McCallum Theatre
for the Performing Arts

January 17, 2023

Albuquerque, NM

University of New Mexico,
Popejoy Auditorium

January 20, 2023

Modesto, CA

Gallo Center for the Performing Arts,
Mary Stuart Rogers Theater

January 22, 2023

Livermore, CA

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center,
Bankhead Theater

January 23, 2023

College Station, TX

Texas A&M University,
Rudder Theatre Complex

January 25, 2023

Wickenburg, AZ

Del E. Webb Center
for the Performing Arts

January 27, 2023

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Center
for the Arts

January 28, 2023

Butte, MT

Mother Lode Theatre

January 31, 2023

Overland Park, KS

Johnson County Community College,
Polsky Theatre, Midwest Trust Center

February 11 - 12, 2023

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University,
McCain Performance Series, McCain Auditorium

February 13, 2023

Conway, AR

University of Central Arkansas,
Reynolds Performance Hall

February 16, 2023

Branchburg, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College,
Edward Nash Theatre

February 19, 2023

Council Bluffs, IA

Iowa Western Community College,
The Arts Center

February 23, 2023

Eau Claire, WI

Pablo Center
at the Confluence

February 24, 2023

Fairfield, IA

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center

Check link (above) for date

Manassas, VA

George Mason University,
Hylton Performing Arts Center

February 26, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

February 28, 2023

Gettysburg, PA

Majestic Theater,
Gettysburg College

March 3, 2023

Park City, UT

Park City Institute,
Eccles Center for Performing Arts

March 5, 2023

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University

March 8, 2023

The Villages, FL

The Sharon L. Morse
Performing Arts Center

March 10, 2023

Get the Book That Inspired the Play
Download Jess Oppenheimer's humorous memoir, Laughs, Luck...and Lucy, co-authored by his son, Gregg Oppenheimer. Behind-the-scenes stories and photos, rare Lucille Ball audio, and the only I Love Lucy script that Lucy and Desi ever refused to perform! The Kindle e-book edition is only $2.99, with all royalties going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Prefer the paperback edition? Get it from Amazon, or order your own personalized autographed copy directly from Gregg Oppenheimer (with all proceeds donated to charity).

"A must-have for true Lucy lovers." - TV Guide Online

Hear the World Premiere Production
Download the entire 2018 world premiere performance of
LUCY LOVES DESI: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom for only $4.95. Released as "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom," starring Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy) as Lucille Ball, Oscar Nuñez (The Office) as Desi Arnaz, and Seamus Dever (Castle) as Jess Oppenheimer.

"Marvelous performances. Oscar Nuñez and Sarah Drew capture every nuance." - AudioFile Magazine