Lonny Chapman's GRT Revives The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Feb. 16

News   Lonny Chapman's GRT Revives The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Feb. 16 John Bishop's 1987 Broadway hit The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be revived by Lonny Chapman's Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 16 for a six-week run. The comic murder mystery will be directed by Malcolm Atterbury.

John Bishop's 1987 Broadway hit The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be revived by Lonny Chapman's Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 16 for a six-week run. The comic murder mystery will be directed by Malcolm Atterbury.1940 deals with the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop during which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious Stage Door Slasher. When the team gathers at the estate of a wealthy angel (Broadway investor) in upstate New York, it encounters some spooky things: sliding panels, secret passages and a German maid who appears to be four different people. Naturally, the Slasher makes his appearance here too, as does a bumbling police inspector in snowshoes.

Lonny Chapman's GRT is located at 10900 Burbank Blvd. For tickets and information call (818) 769-PLAY.

— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent