BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at The Forum TheatreBWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS at The Forum Theatre
by Paula Makar - May 16, 2019

There are three doors on this colorful 1980s set designed by Ben Juhnke, and immediately I think 'FARCE!' The 1980s tunes are pumping from the sound system, making the patrons move and groove in their seats. The atmosphere is lively, and the audience is upbeat and happy, chatting away until the action on stage catches their attention. A pre-show pantomime begins; Simeon Rawls and Jen Bechter begin their day in the beauty salon 'Shear Madness'; patrons begin to enter the shop and hilarity ensues. This pantomime continues for at least 15 minutes before any of the actors speak, and it is hysterical. The action is clean, quick, and understandable. The hilarity continues on until the last few minutes of the play. I will not reveal the ending, but suffice it to say these last bits are intense and dramatic, and showcase some serious acting chops. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Resumes Performances At The Kennedy CenterSHEAR MADNESS Resumes Performances At The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious 'whodunit' that holds the Guinness World Record as the longest-running play in America, resumes performances tonight in the Theater Lab. The zany production, which opened at the Kennedy Center in August of 1987 for what was intended to be a 12-week run, has entertained more than 3.5 million people at the Kennedy Center and has been enjoyed by more than 12 million people worldwide. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 7/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Miami (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Florida Studio TheatreBWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Florida Studio Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jul 2, 2018

Mystery, Murder & Mayhem Ensue Onstage in Florida Studio Theatre's Production of Murder for Two (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 6/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Miami (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Brings Killer Laughs to SarasotaMURDER FOR TWO Brings Killer Laughs to Sarasota
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) opens its second show of the Summer Mainstage Season, Murder for Two, a musical whodunit that flawlessly blends classic musical comedy and madcap mystery. This musical homage to classic murder mysteries was an Off-Broadway hit, and won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in 2011. Murder for Two begins June 27 and is part of a 3-show Summer Mainstage subscription package, which can be purchased for as little as $49. This package also includes Always…Patsy Cline, Ted Swindley's musical homage to the legendary country music icon, as well as Other People's Money by Jerry Sterner, another Off-Broadway hit exploring ethics and business. Subscriptions as well as single tickets are available by calling the FST box office at (941) 366-9000 or at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy CenterSHEAR MADNESS Celebrates 30 Years at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guiness world record as the longest-running play in America, celebrates 30 years of hair-raising hilarity as it resumes performances tonight, August 29, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside SHEAR MADNESS' Closing Night Party
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

SHEAR MADNESS, which opened on November 11th, 2015 and played 602 performances and 23 previews, just concluded its run at the Davenport Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the closing night party below! (more...)

La estética del crimen. Atrévete a ser cómplice.
by Javier Palacios - Apr 13, 2017

La estética del crimen. Atrévete a ser cómplice. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Cuts Into Final Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

SHEAR MADNESS will begin its last two weeks as New York's favorite comedy whodunit, as performances continue at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) though April 23rd only. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Announces Final Weeks at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, today announced that SHEAR MADNESS will begin its LAST WEEKS as New York's favorite comedy whodunit.  (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extends Breaking Record 11-week Run in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Now playing in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre, 'Shear Madness' will extend its nearly sold out run to April 2nd, setting an 11-week record for the theatre. And for its final week, Florida Rep welcomes Lisa McMillan to the cast, who is currently appearing in the New York production. (more...)

Shave and a Haircut! SHEAR MADNESS Resumes Tonight at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The smash-hit John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guinness world record as the longest-running play in America, resumes performances tonight, January 31, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab, following a brief hiatus. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates Its 500th Performance Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are excited to announce that SHEAR MADNESS will celebrate its 500th performance as New York's favorite comedy whodunit on Thursday January 26th.  (more...)

America's Favorite Comedy Whodunit Comes to Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that 'Shear Madness', the longest running non-musical in American theatre history, will play in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Jan. 17 to Mar. 12. Still playing in Boston and Washington, D.C. after more than thirty years, 'Shear Madness' is America's favorite comic whodunit that's been seen by over 11 million people worldwide. (more...)

America's Favorite Comedy Whodunit Comes to Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that 'Shear Madness', the longest running non-musical in American theatre history, will play in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Jan. 17 to Mar. 12. Still playing in Boston and Washington, D.C. after more than thirty years, 'Shear Madness' is America's favorite comic whodunit that's been seen by over 11 million people worldwide. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates the Holidays and Helps the Less Fortunate
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The cast of SHEAR MADNESS joined the Off-Broadway League in recognizing the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season - particularly imperiled children - and collected toys and games for the OFF BROADWAY TOY DRIVE. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

This week THEATER TALK profiles two theatrical successes with unorthodox roots - the first, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, started out as skits in clubs and on TV, became a play off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater - and is now a full-scale big-stage production at the Lyceum on 45th Street. The second hit, Shear Madness, is a phenomenon that has played around the world for 37 years and arrived in New York just one year ago. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Profile Unorthodox Shows OH, HELLO and SHEAR MADNESS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

This week THEATER TALK profiles two theatrical successes with unorthodox roots - the first, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, started out as skits in clubs and on TV, became a play off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater - and is now a full-scale big-stage production at the Lyceum on 45th Street. The second hit, Shear Madness, is a phenomenon that has played around the world for 37 years and arrived in New York just one year ago. (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS to Start Second Year of Hilarious Styling Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, have announced that SHEAR MADNESS will begin its second year as New York's favorite comedy whodunit on Friday, November 11th.  (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 7