Mark Shanahan’s A SHERLOCK CAROL Opens at New World Stages; Performances through Jan. 1

On Monday night, Mark Shanahan’s New York Times Critic’s Pick, A SHERLOCK CAROL, opened at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) for a limited holiday engagement through January 1, 2023.

Isabel Keating, Mark Price, Drew McVety, Allen Gilmore, Joanna Carpenter, and Dan Domingues in their curtain call at Opening Night of A SHERLOCK CAROL, Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

Special guests included Aneesa Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme), Ann Harada (Into the Woods), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde) & Laila Robbins (“The Walking Dead”), Schuler Hensley (The Music Man), producer and stage manager Cody Renard Richard, playwright Douglas Carter Beane & composer Lewis Flinn, Michael McGrath (Plaza Suite), Jay O. Sanders (Uncle Vanya) and more.

Broadway favorite Drew McVety (Billy Elliot, Spamalot) returns as the titular sleuth, with AUDELCO Nominee Allen Gilmore (Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Twelfth Night, Yale Rep’s Choir Boy) joining the company as Scrooge. Also new to the production is Joanna Carpenter (Actors Theater of Louisville’s A Christmas Carol, Sunfish). Dan Domingues (The Tempest, Wild Goose Dreams), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Isabel Keating (The Boy From Oz, It’s Only a Play), Mark Price (Mary Poppins, Chicago), and understudies Joe Delafield (Tartuffe, Fashions for Men), Alexandra Kopko (Peter and the Starcatcher, A Nantucket Christmas Carol), and Byron St. Cyr (My Fair Lady national tour, Miss Saigon national tour), return for their second season.

Dan Domingues, Joanna Carpenter, Allen Gilmore, Drew McVety, Isabel Keating, and Mark Price. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade
Byron St. Cyr, Dan Domingues, Joanna Carpenter, Allen Gilmore, Drew McVety, Isabel Keating, Mark Price, Alexandra Kopko, and Joe Delafield at Opening Night of A SHERLOCK CAROL, Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

This marks the new holiday tradition’s second staging this season; the London production of A Sherlock Carol plays the Marylebone Theatre through January 7, 2023. The title is also available for licensing through Broadway Licensing.

Curtain call at Opening Night of A SHERLOCK CAROL. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

When a grown-up Tiny Tim asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the peculiar death of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Great Detective must use his tools of deduction to get to the bottom of the crime. But it is a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the holiday is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future.

Jen Waldman and Mark Shanahan. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

With restaging by Jen Waldman (Wicked, Titanic), the show features scenic design by Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (School of Rock, In the Heights), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (Take Me Out, Anastasia), lighting design by Obie Award-winner Rui Rita (Skeleton Crew, Velocity of Autumn), original music & sound design by Tony Award nominee John Gromada (The Elephant Man, The Trip to Bountiful), and hair & wig design by Emmy Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe (Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud).

Sound Designer John Gromada and Barbara Cohig. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

A Sherlock Carol off-Broadway is produced by Laura Z. Barket for Theatre Nerd Productions, Raymond Bokhour, Drew McVety, and Fred Lassen for Fat Goose Productions, and executive produced by Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott for ShowTown Productions. ShowTown Theatricals is the general manager.

Fred Lassen, Laura Z. Barket, Mark Shanahan, and Drew McVety. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade
Producers Raymond Bokhour, Laura Z. Barket, and Drew McVety. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade
Laura Z. Barket, Joanna Carpenter, Dan Domingues, Mark Price, Drew McVety, Isabel Keating, Mark Shanahan, Jen Waldman, Allen Gilmore, Alexandra Kopko, Byron St. Cyr, Joe Delafield. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

Tickets are $49-129, and are on sale now through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office at New World Stages. Please visit ASherlockCarol.com for a complete performance schedule. Regular performances will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Rush tickets and a digital lottery are available for A Sherlock Carol at rush.telecharge.com, up to 4 tickets per person may be purchased. Tickets and locations are subject to availability, and seats may be partial view. For details about the $25 rush and digital lottery tickets, visit rush.telecharge.com.

Drew McVety. Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade
Producer Laura Z. Barket toasts the company with Drew McVety and Raymond Bokhour at Opening Night of A SHERLOCK CAROL, Photo by Sydney Goodwin for MurphyMade

For more information, visit ASherlockCarol.com

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist, documentarian and an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, an Arts and Entertainment and Lifestyle program that airs on Sundays at 6:30pm on FIOS 34, RCN 83, Spectrum 56/1996.

Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.

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