Nunsense, the long-running off-Broadway musical, will return to its former home at the Cherry Lane Theater for a 25th anniversary run. The production will play from June 15 to July 18, directed by the show’s composer and lyricist Dan Goggin. No casting has been announced at this time.
Originally performed as a cabaret show, Nunsense follows the antics of a group of nuns who have learned one of their fellow sisters has accidently poisoned dozens of convent members. The show’s first fully staged off-Broadway production opened on December 12, 1985, at the Cherry Lane, where it played for 3672 performances before closing in 1994. The show has since gone on to inspire several spin-offs such as Nunsense A-Men! and Meshuggah-Nuns, which will receive a DVD release on April 27.
This production of Nunsense is part of Cherry Lane’s “Heritage Series” season, which revives shows that have played a major part in the theater’s 86-year history.