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Comic Mystery Shear Madness to Make New York City Debut

The play, created by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams, will run at New World Stages.

Bruce Jordan, cocreator of Shear Madness, will bring to an interactive mystery to New York City.

Plans have been announced for the New York premiere of the comedy whodunit Shear Madness. The open-ended off-Broadway engagement will begin performances on October 22 at New World Stages.

Shear Madness is a comic mystery that gives the audience a chance to solve the crime. Set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is constantly changing. Based on the 1963 play Scherenschnitt, which was written by German writer and psychologist Paul Pörtner, Shear Madness was created by Bruce Jordan and Marilyn Abrams.

"Our initial plan was to open Shear Madness in New York after a Boston tryout," said Jordan and Abrams in a statement, "but the tryout was so successful that it didn't make any sense to close...New York has always remained on our radar, and when the Shubert Organization bought New World Stages, we thought, Let's go!"

The show's cast and design team will be announced shortly.

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