NASHVILLE, TN -“Nutty Professor” musical’s had the last performance at the arts center’s James K. Polk Theater August 19, 2012. It has a score by Marvin Hamlisch, a book and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, and Michael Andrew in the dual role of the nebbishy title character, Julius Kelp, and his superlatively smooth alter ego, Buddy Love. Visit website
The musical, whose backers make no secret of their desire to bring it to Broadway, is also arriving without an established theatrical producer and with many unanswered questions. And though the endeavor may tax Mr. Lewis’s infirmities and could even tarnish his reputation, he is acutely aware of these perils and as eager as anyone to take them on.
“I’ve got news for you,” he said, his voice growing firm and loud. “There’s something about the risk, the courage that it takes to face the risk. And I feel very good about it. I’m not going to get greatness unless I have to go at it with fear and uncertainty.”
Source: The New York Times.