KEN LUDWIG has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London’s West End, and his
plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20
languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington
Post called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony
Awards and was nominated for seven. He has also won two Laurence Olivier
Awards (England’s highest theater honor), the Charles MacArthur Award, two
Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery from The Mystery Writers
of America, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, and the Edwin Forrest Award for
Services to the American Theatre. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal
Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. He has written 22 plays and
musicals, including Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway and the West End, Tony
and Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and
West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End),
Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The
Game’s Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers and The Beaux’
Stratagem. His most recent plays include Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors, and Tiny
Tim’s Christmas Carol (2015 Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Play).
 His newest book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, (winner of the
Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014) is published by Random House.
His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney,
Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin
Bell.  His work is published by the Yale Review, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman
Fellow of the McCarter Theatre, Princeton. & nbsp;He holds degrees from Harvard,
where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge
University. For more information, please visit
Winner of the 2012 Edgar® Award for Best Play from The Mystery Writers of America! It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
REVIEWS (from other productions) “an inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer “The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” -Broadway World Cleveland “The play evolves like a mystery thriller, as one tantalizing clue leads to another….In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, people flocked to the theater for a few hours of escapism from hard times. Today, in our current recession, here is an antidote and the ideal holiday present - the gift of laughter.” -Cleveland Jewish news “Ludwig demonstrates the theatrical equivalent of perfect pitch, both in this new work and in his past efforts.” -Cleveland Scene “From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” -Cleveland Examiner “a hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays..a fantastically fun night out at the theatre. It’s something we can be proud of as a city” -Clue into “The Game’s Afoot will be performed by professional and community theaters across the country. Certainly this production is Broadway quality.” -Talkin
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