Shear Madness 2015

Run Time:
Two hours, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: November 11, 2015
Closing: April 23, 2017

Shear Madness - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Davenport Theatre- Mainstage
354 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

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.


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SHEAR MADNESS Cuts Into Final Two Weeks Off-Broadway
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.

SHEAR MADNESS Announces Final Weeks at the Davenport Theatre
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. 

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates Its 500th Performance Thursday
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. 

SHEAR MADNESS Celebrates the Holidays and Helps the Less Fortunate
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.

SHEAR MADNESS to Start Second Year of Hilarious Styling Off-Broadway This Fall
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. 

Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8
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.

SHEAR MADNESS, Starring Cady Huffman, Returns Tonight at New Home
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.

PHOTO FLASH: Dr. Ruth Analyses The Hilarious Whodunit SHEAR MADNESS
by Michael Dale - July 10, 2016


The world-famous sex therapist visits the wacky Off-Broadway murder mystery hit.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Cady Huffman in SHEAR MADNESS
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Joins Cast of SHEAR MADNESS Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Tony Winner Cady Huffman to Join SHEAR MADNESS; Play to Transfer to Davenport Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Photo Flash: SHEAR MADNESS Gets a Visit from Fox 5 News Anchor Ernie Anastos
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 2016


Fox 5 anchor Ernie Anastos checked out the hilarious whodunit Shear Madness at the holiday weekend matinee.  

Adam Gerber to Step in for Jeremy Kushnier in Off-Broadway's SHEAR MADNESS
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.

Photo Flash: Cast & Company of SHEAR MADNESS Celebrate 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - 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.  

Photo Flash: SHEAR MADNESS Collects Toys for Safe Horizon; Off-Broadway Drive Ends Tonight!
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!

Photo Coverage: SHEAR MADNESS Cast Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
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).

BWW Review: After 36 Years, Boston Interactive Murder Mystery SHEAR MADNESS Finally Hits New York
by Michael Dale - November 29, 2015


The long-running hit was originally penned as a psychology experiment.

TV: SHEAR MADNESS Finally Opens in New York- Go Inside Opening Night!
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!

Review Roundup: SHEAR MADNESS Opens Off-Broadway
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...

Photo Coverage: SHEAR MADNESS Company Celebrates Opening Night!
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!

Photo Flash: Salon Whodunit SHEAR MADNESS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2015


The open-ended Off-Broadway engagement of SHEAR MADNESS is now playing at New World Stages/Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for tonight, November 11th. Bruce Jordan directs a cast that features Adam Gerber, Jeremy Kushnier, Kate Middleton, Patrick Noonan, Jordan Ahnquist and Lynne Wintersteller. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast in action below!

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Shear Madness - 2015 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

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