A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

2022 National Tour Dates & Venues
Sadly, L.A. Theatre Works' 2022 national tour has been cancelled. The cast is made up of professional actors who are members of the national SAG-AFTRA union, which has stringent COVID-19 safety protocols. This made touring the show nationally to a variety of venues (all of which have their own local and state COVID regulations) an impossible logistical situation. The company hopes to reschedule the tour in Spring of 2023.

Get the Book That Inspired the Play
In the meantime, download the book that inspired the play: Jess Oppenheimer's humorous memoir, Laughs, Luck...and Lucy, co-authored by 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. Originally released as "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom," and starring Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy) as Lucille Ball, Oscar Nunez (The Office) as Desi Arnaz, and Seamus Dever (Castle) as Jess Oppenheimer.

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