Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ to open on Broadway

The longest-running play of all time comes to New York.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After 70 years in the West End, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, The Mousetrap, will run in New York. The Mousetrap will open on Broadway in 2023, with dates, a theatre, and casting to be confirmed.

The play follows a group of vacationers who are interviewed by police after a series of local murders. As the shady guests reveal their identities to one another, secrets come to the surface until the murderer is unmasked.

The Mousetrap opened in London at the Ambassadors Theatre on November 25, 1952. The Agatha Christie play then moved to the St. Martin's Theatre in 1974, where it’s played ever since. To date, the show has been performed over 28,915 times.

“There can be no better way to mark today’s milestone in The Mousetrap’s illustrious run, than to look ahead to a production in New York. I feel after the longest out of town try-out in history, The Mousetrap is finally ready to transfer to Broadway!” said producer Adam Spiegel.

Photo credit: The Mousetrap cast in London (Photo courtesy of production)

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