Abbott & Costello and Sherlock Holmes Resurrected for New Stage Show - April 2014 Limited Engagement

For reservations call Laugh Out Loud Productions 888-97 LAUGH (52844) or 845-827-5574 For show information call JestMaster at 877-ALL FOOLS
Abbott & Costello Meet Sherlock Holmes (Almost) in April 2014
Abbott & Costello Meet Sherlock Holmes (Almost) in April 2014
NAPANOCH, N.Y. - Jan. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- An unprecedented event will transpire in Totowa in April. One of the most popular comedy teams in history, Abbott & Costello, will be brought back to life. Not only that, but they stand in for fabled detective Sherlock Holmes and faithful biographer Watson. How? It all happens on stage.

The play, called Cockeyed Radio Presents: Sherlock Holmes’ Misadventures with Abbott & Costello, is an all out comic farce, written by Englewood, NJ resident, author/director/actor Jon Koons.

As is fitting, the show opens on April Fools Day for a limited engagement. Performances are at The Bethwood in Totowa, NJ. April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17.

For group or individual reservations or information, please call Nancy Rollins Levine at Laugh Out Loud Productions, 888-97-LAUGH or 845-827-5574.

For more information about the show, call Jon Koons at JestMaster Productions, Inc, 877-ALL FOOLS or 201-568-7782.

“The Sherlock Holmes component of the show is based on an original Holmes story of mine published in an anthology many years ago.” Says Koons. That story is, by timely coincidence (?), being reprinted in the upcoming issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine.

Promoter Nancy Rollins-Levine of Laugh Out Loud Productions came to Koons with the idea of incorporating Abbott & Costello into the existing radio-broadcast-gone-awry plot, to spotlight the talents of Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Bob Greenberg, award winning A&C tribute artists; and make possible the inclusion of timeless routines like “Who’s On First?.”

The result is an all new, live on stage, Abbott & Costello “movie”. Bedlam befalls at the W.C.E.R. Cockeyed Radio studio as Detective Theater’s cast is stranded, and the crew must take over to broadcast “The Adventure of the Missing Countess."

Even more hilarious hyjinx ensue when Abbott & Costello stumble into the studio and lend a hand. In the mix with the wacky characters are live music, period songs, old time radio sound effects, outlandish props, participation with prizes, and serious slapstick. Of course, no 1940’s style farce would be complete without seltzer bottles spritzing, so sponsoring the show is Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, the area’s last remaining vestige of the “two cents plain” era.

The show stars a talented cast of actors from Broadway, film, TV, vaudeville and theater around the world; Jon Koons, Sabra Michelle, Molly Densmore and Mikki Ryan.

“The cast is just extraordinary,” says Joe Bevilacqua, aka Bud Abbott, who is no stranger to both subjects in the show, having himself produced The Misadentures of Sherlock Holmes and Abbott and Costello in the Catskills audio titles, available from Waterlogg Productions and Blackstone Audio at

“It’s synergy! It is great to work with such a talented kindred spirit as Jon Koons,” beams Joe Bev.

“Such an energetic and talented bunch. And also a little nuts. Plus we have a riotous script to work with, and an author/director who really understands how to make people laugh.” Costello clone Bob Greenberg agrees.

“There are even brand new original Abbott & Costello routines for us to do. Of course, we do still get to do some of the classics. This is the most fun I’ve ever had as Costello,” adds Greenberg.

Nancy Rollins-Levine comments, “Laugh Out Loud is so proud to premiere this show here at the Bethwood. It’s really wild and funny, as well as nostalgic, so it is perfect for our luncheon theater format, which is especially popular with the senior set. We provide discounted ticket prices for senior groups.”

Cockeyed Radio is headed Off Broadway, so the April performances in New Jersey are being considered the out-of-town tryouts by it’s creators.


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