Monday, May 10, 2010

Whodunit on Stage?


I've been away from blogging for a little while; in part that was because I took a fantastic little trip to New York City.  It was fantastic (but then, what's not to love about Manhattan?)  The purpose of my trip was to see some Broadway shows.  I saw "Rock of Ages" which was excellent, and I saw "Memphis" (not bad...) and "American Idiot" (very disappointing).

I kept walking past signs and ads for "ENRON" - yes, a musical about Enron... I wish I had cgone to see it - the reviews have been great.  It sounds loopy enough (and original) that it just may be a great stage performance.  "Addams Family" is being universally panned.

So - now for the point of this blog posting: is there any whodunit that you could visualize on stage (as a musical)?  I know The Mousetrap was on Broadway forever, but it was not a musical (although there may have been versions...)

The only thing that leaps to mind is Poe - I could see his works being put to music and staged. 

Any other ideas?


  1. Hmmm, it's an intriguing idea. Sherlock Holmes perhaps.

  2. It's been so long since I went to NY, let alone gone to see a play or musical. I seriously need to figure out a way and time to go. You made me nostalgic.

    Straight From Hel