Shear Madness

$89.50

America’s longest running comedy finally comes to New York! Set in an upscale hair salon, this hilarious whodunit is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and nail-biting suspense.''

The madness erupts at your not-so-typical New York hair salon, when suddenly the old lady upstairs gets mysteriously murdered and everyone’s dying to know whodunit? The audience combs through the clues, questioning the suspects like a bona fide "Shearlock Holmes." And the best part? It’s different every time you see it!

It's been voted "Best Comedy of the Year" eight times in Boston and "Best Play of the Year" in both Chicago and Philadelphia. It’s even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the history of the USA. Now, at long last, Shear Madness has made its long-awaited, first-ever arrival in New York.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission

Davenport Theatre- Mainstage

(New York, NY)
354 West 45th Street
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by BWW News Desk - April 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.
by BWW News Desk - March 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. 
by BWW News Desk - January 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. 
by BWW News Desk - December 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.
by BWW News Desk - October 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. 
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2016
Just announced, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Cady Huffman will end her run in Off-Broadway's Shear Madness on August 21st. Cady assumed the role of Mrs. Shubert June 20th. She will be replaced by Lisa McMillan. Also joining the cast is Gil Brady replacing Adam Gerber in the role of Eddie Lawrence. The producers are have also announced a new batch of tickets on sale through January 8th, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2016
Shear Madness, the hit comedy whodunit, resumes performances at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) tonight, Friday July 15th.
by Michael Dale - July 10, 2016
The world-famous sex therapist visits the wacky Off-Broadway murder mystery hit.
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 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, are proud to welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to the cast of Shear Madness. Cady assumes the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast is Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.  Adam Gerber, who created the role of Mike Thomas, has replaced Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Eddie Lawrence.
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2016
Shear Madness welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to its cast of beginning tonight, Monday June 20th. Cady will assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast tonight will be Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 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 announcde that Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman will join the cast of Shear Madness beginning June 20th. Cady will assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast that day will be Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas, currently played by Ethan Dubin.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016
Fox 5 anchor Ernie Anastos checked out the hilarious whodunit Shear Madness at the holiday weekend matinee.  
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2016
Now BroadwayWorld can report that Adam Gerber, who created the role of 'Mike Thomas' in the off-Broadway play, will step into Kushnier's part; previews for PARAMOUR begin April 16 on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2016
Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to announce that the cast of Shear Madness celebrated the 100th Performance in New York City on Saturday evening January 16th. In honor of the occasion, Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, co-creators, surrounded by his cast and other company members, served up anniversary cake.  
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2015
The Shear Madness company joined the Off-Broadway League in collecting toys for the holidays for the clients of Safe Horizon. In exchange for one new donated toy, participating theaters will give away one ticket to one of their productions between now and December 22. Scroll down for photos of the cast with the toys!
by Walter McBride - December 11, 2015
The cast of Shear Madness rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell yesterday, December 10th, at the NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square (43rd & Broadway). In honor of the occasion, Bruce Jordan, co-creator and director, rang the Closing Bell, surrounded by his cast and other company members. The New York Premiere of the hit comedy whodunit Shear Madness is playing at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street).
by Michael Dale - November 29, 2015
The long-running hit was originally penned as a psychology experiment.
by TV - Opening Night Special - November 14, 2015
The open-ended Off-Broadway engagement of Shear Madness just opened at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street). Bruce Jordan directs a cast that features Adam Gerber,Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jordan Ahnquist and Lynne Wintersteller. BroadwayWorld takes you inside opening night below!
by Review Roundups - November 12, 2015
The open-ended Off-Broadway engagement of Shear Madness opened last night, November 11, at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Walter McBride - November 12, 2015
The open-ended Off-Broadway engagement of SHEAR MADNESS just opened at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street). Bruce Jordan directs a cast that features Adam Gerber, Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jordan Ahnquist and Lynne Wintersteller. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!