SHEAR MADNESS Receives 2014 Moliere de la Comédie
Shear Madness producers Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan have announced the French production of the international phenomenon, Dernier Coup de Ciseaux is the 2014 recipient of the Moliere de la Comédie (the FrenchTony Award). Accepting the award June 2 for the French production was director Sébastien Azzopardi, who trained under Jordan prior to opening at Paris' Theatre des Mathurins in 2011.
Celebrating 34 years at The Charles Playhouse Stage II, the flagship Boston company has given birth to 42 domestic productions across the country. Today, "Shear Madness" is truly a global sensation, translated into 10 foreign languages and performed on six continents, in cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Seoul.
Voted "Best Comedy of the Year" seven times by the Boston Globe, and recognized as the "Best Play of the Year" by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, "Shear Madness" has also received the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and is the first play ever inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. "Shear Madness" holds the title in the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest running play in US history.
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Over 10.6 million people worldwide have joined in the fun, and while no one has actually died laughing, some are still rolling in the aisles.
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