Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243
The Nutty Professor
Jul 24- Aug 19, 2012
Comedy legend and film icon, Jerry Lewis, pulled back the curtain on Wednesday on his theatrical production of “The Nutty Professor” Musical, which has arrived in Nashville for its pre-Broadway World Premiere at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
The new musical comedy, which Lewis is directing, is based on his 1963 comedy, in which geeky chemistry Professor Julius Kelp concocts a formula to turn himself into the ultimate heartthrob and win the affection of the stunning Stella Purdy. The film achieved international success and was named in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years… 100 Laughs” list of the top 100 comedies of the 20th Century.