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Shear Madness

Closed April 23, 2017

America's longest-running comedy moves to the Davenport Theater

Why See Shear Madness?

A new home for your fave comedy salon!

Transferring to the Davenport Theatre this Friday, Shear Madness finds a new home in record time. An old lady has been murdered in her apartment above a hair salon, and it's your job to find her killer! Bursting with boundless energy and an incredibly adept cast of improvising, larger-than-life characters, Shear Madness takes audience participation to a whole new level. Sifting through the clues, you decide which twists and turns the show takes. It's a different mystery experience every single night.

An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely successful productions the world over. Now it takes on New York for the first time ever. Prepare for a night of mad-cap improvisation, thrilling murder-mystery and audience participation all rolled into one hilarious caper!

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Additional Information


Opening night: 15 July 2016


Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

2 hours long, including intermission

Cast and Creative


Jordan Ahnquist
Adam Gerber
Cady Huffman
Kate Middleton
Patrick Noonan
Jonathan Randall Silver


Written by Paul Portner
Directed by Bruce Jordan
Produced by New York Madness LLC

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