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Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Charles Busch's play, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, chronicles the spiritual turmoil of Marjorie, (Linda Lavin), a middle-aged Upper West Side doyenne, and how her life changes when a stranger from the past (Michele Lee) arrives on her doorstep.

Michele's performance in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife earned her a 2001 Best Feaured Actress in a Play Tony Award nomination.

Opened on November 2, 2000 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Watch a clip of Tale of the Allergist's Wife from the 2001 Tony Awards:



The Allergist's Wife earns its wall-to-wall laughs."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"The most dazzlingly witty two acts in town.!"
- Liz Smith, New York Post

"Irresistibly Hilarious"
- David Kaufman, Daily News

"An intellectually funny and satirically relevant comedy -- and if you seek an ideal cast, look no further."
- John Simon, New York Magazine

"The must-see comedy of the year."
- The Journal News

"The funniest play I have ever seen."
- Rosie O'Donnell

Did you know?

Michele's performance earned her a 2001 TONY nomination.