‘OH, HELLO’ on Broadway and ‘SHEAR MADNESS’ 

On November 8, 2016 by Theater Talk Web

Actors/comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney discuss their popular comedy Oh, Hello on Broadway which features Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two 70-something, down-on-their-luck bachelor characters that John & Nick have been developing over the years in clubs, on TV and Off-Broadway.

Bruce Jordan & Marilyn Abrams in Shear Madness (1980)

Next, we host a conversation on Shear Madness with its creators Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan (who also directed the production), plus the show’s leading man in New York City, Jordan Ahnquist. Thirty-seven years ago, Marilyn and Bruce acquired the rights to a gravely serious German play Scherenschnitt, in which the audience helps solve a murder mystery. They adapted it, initially for themselves to star in, keeping the crime and the audience participation, but adding campy characters, improv and constantly-updated topical jokes. The result is Shear Madness, now the longest-running play in the USA with companies staged all over the world.

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