New Sherlock Holmes Musical By Late Composer Completed; Dates Set for World Premiere

News   New Sherlock Holmes Musical By Late Composer Completed; Dates Set for World Premiere The Mercury Theater in Chicago will stage the world-premiere musical The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes in 2016, with a book by John Reeger and music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and the late Julie Shannon. Following Shannon's death in 2012, Mahler took on the task of completing the show's score.

The story follows "Sherlock Holmes" author Arthur Conan Doyle and his decision to kill off his most celebrated character. "This is an all new story, you have never heard before filled with adventure, mystery and romance," states a description on the show's website.

According to the Chicago Tribune, The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes had been in development for several years but languished after Shannon's death. Resurrected with the help of Chicago-based composer Mahler, the premiere production is being directed by Rachel Rockwell.

Performances will run Jan. 20-March 20, 2016, at the Mercury Theater. For more information visit MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

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