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 Off-Broadway in April of 1984 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.