Wednesday, May 31, 2023

New Houdini musical to have reading

Broadway World reports that a new musical, Houdini Among the Spirits, will be presented at two private industry readings on June 5 and June 6. These presentations are part of The York Theatre Company’s Developmental Reading Series.

Tony Award-nominee Robert Cuccioli will portray Houdini and Gordon Stanley is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Book and lyrics are by Chris Ceraso with music by William Zeffiro. The director is Eric Parness.

In the years following World War I, magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became great friends in search of a world-healing truth. In the half-dozen years leading to Houdini’s mysterious premature death, they became bitter rivals in a supernatural quest. Come on this journey!

A Houdini musical on Broadway is something I have longed to see. Several attempts have fizzled. Here's wishing this new production luck!


  1. I would imagine you'd hit NYC to see that production? Maybe hit other HH sites in the city.

    1. Oh yeah. I trip to Houdini's NYC is overdue.