A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
2/16/1965 Baker Street on Broadway
February 16, 1965. On this date Sherlock Holmes arrived on Broadway in the form of Baker Street, a musical. It was written by Jerome Coopersmith, with most songs by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessell, and ran for over 300 performances.
Fritz Weaver played you-know-who. Tommy Tune and Christopher Walken made their Broadway debuts.