Show History


Show History


What About Luv?, with a book by Jeffrey Sweet (Jelly's Last Jam), music by Howard Marren, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Triumph Of Love), is a musicalized version of the play Luv by Murray Schisgal. Both the play and the musical are a mix of absurd dark humor and traditional Broadway comedy in the vein of Neil Simon.


What About Luv? opened in April 1984 Off-Broadway at the Audrey Wood Theatre in New York City under the original title Love. It starred TONY winner Nathan Lane as Harry, Stephen Vinovich as Milt, and Judy Kaye as Ellen. The musical was subsequently revived Off-Broadway at the York Theatre from December 6, 1991 to January 19, 1992; it also had international runs in Vancouver, London, and Tokyo.


  • The original Off-Broadway production of What About Luv? won two Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.