Daniel Evans, who directed the London revival of Show Boat and was seen on Broadway in the revival of Sunday in the Park With George, will direct a new Broadway-aimed production of Sherlock Holmes that promises to bring “thrills and dynamic energies” to the classic mystery series.
Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel have written the play that will have its U.K. premiere in summer 2017 prior to a Broadway arrival. Specific dates of a Broadway premiere have not been determined. Antonio R. Marion is lead producer.
The creative team will also include Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic designer Christopher Oram, Tony and Olivier-winning lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and six-time Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
“We have worked long and hard to assemble a creative team that will not only bring a compelling new edge to the beloved characters of Sherlock Holmes, but will also bring to life a dark, Victorian underworld, where everyone, including Holmes, has something to hide,” Marion said in a statement. “With one of London’s hottest young directors, and a pedigree design team, audiences will experience the thrills and dynamic energies of Sherlock Holmes in a way that has never been rendered on stage.”
“Staged as a mystery within a mystery, the case presented to Holmes forces him to confront his murky past,” press notes state. “But is the unravelling of his childhood just a dangerous diversion? Sherlock Holmes is an original tale which will offer a new and deeply theatrical exploration of the mind of the famous detective, while remaining faithful to the mysterious world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”