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World Premiere of I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

July 12 - July 15

The hilarious true story behind America’s most beloved TV comedy by Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy creator-producer-head writer Jess Oppenheimer and one of the world’s foremost experts on the show. The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn’t possibly succeed?

Each of the five performances at UCLA’s state-of-the-art James Bridges Theater will be recorded live in front of an audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming.

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Details

Start:
July 12
End:
July 15
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Website:
latw.org

Venue

235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095