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.