Sunday, January 3, 2021

Houdini musical gets a reading and a name change

Last month a virtual reading was held for the new Houdini stage musical previously titled The Impossible Man. It's now called just Houdini and the reading starred Tony nominees Ramin Karimloo as Houdini and Laura Osnes as Bess. It's unclear if this means Karimloo and Osnes are officially attached to the show, but they look good to me!

According to Playbill, Houdini is set during the magician's final show in 1926 and tells the story of his life through flashbacks. Federico Bellone is attached to direct. The book writer and composer will be announced soon.


  1. The nothing that the librettist(s) and composer(s) are yet to be announced does not fill me with great hope.

  2. Ramin Karimloo and Laura Osnes are both marvelous performers, and in my opinion, well-suited to play Harry and Bess. Anxious to learn more about the show as it develops.