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Cady Huffman to join the Cast of Shear Madness

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Off-Broadway comedy Shear Madness will welcome Tony winner Cady Huffman to the cast from 20 June 2016, assuming the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated for this production by Lynne Wintersteller.

Additionally, on the same day, Jonathan Randell Silver will take over the role of Mikey from Ethan Dubin.

In other news, the "Whodunit" play has also announced a new home. It will play its final performance at New World Stages on 10 July 2016, take a brief hiatus and then re-open at the Davenport Theatre on 15 July 2016.

The producers released the following statement:

"We have had a great time at New World Stages, introducing New York audiences to our internationally acclaimed hit. We are deeply grateful to our partners at the Shubert Organization for the opportunity of the perfect venue to kick off our production. We are now looking forward to our next step in this journey, as we settle in here in NYC at the intimate Davenport Theatre, hoping for a run to rival the Boston (36 years) and Washington DC (28 years) productions."
Synopsis: "Shear Madness is America's whodunit comedy where the audience gets to solve the crime. Set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it!"

Shear Madness is written by Paul Portner and directed by Bruce Jordan.

The cast currently includes Jordan Ahnquist (Tony), Kate Middleton (Barbara), Ethan Dubin (Mikey), Patrick Noonan (Nick), Adam Gerber (Eddie), and Lisa McMillan (Mrs. Shubert).

The New York production features scenic and lighting design by Will Cotton, costume design by Rodney Harper and sound design by Bruce Yauger.

Shear Madness is produced off-Broadway by 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.

Cady Huffman won a Tony Award in 2001 for her portrayal of Ulla in 'The Producers.' She also earned a Tony nomination in 1991 for 'The Will Rogers Follies.' Other Broadway credits include 'The Nance,' 'Steel Pier,' 'Big Deal,' 'La Cage aux Folles,' and 'Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.'

- by Tom Millward

Cady Huffman

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