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The Nutty ProfessorA vibrantly told and visually stunning production offers plenty of laughs, but there’s also a whole lot of heart to be found in Rupert Holmes’ book and lyrics set tunefully to a classic Marvin Hamlisch score. The play’s message, one that will keep the show’s heart beating for years to come, artfully worms its way into the collective soul of the audience. [It’s] an homage to the very best of American musical theater without seeming at all derivative or redundant, entertaining in a way that makes some musical theater of recent vintage seem self-conscious. Nor is it going for the easy laugh. The humor is far more sophisticated than that.”

This charming musical may just have found the formula for success on Broadway. Add a polished score from Marvin Hamlisch, clever book/lyrics by Rupert Holmes and JoAnn M. Hunter’s wildly imaginative choreography, and you may wonder why it’s taken so long for this “Professor” to find its way out of the laboratory!

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR COOKS UP A HIT! An absolute delight from start to finish, top to bottom and everywhere in-between! I loved this show. This one is a keeper!

DON’T MISS IT! Michael Andrew puts a modern, hilarious and quite endearing spin on this NUTTY PROFESSOR by Pulitzer Prize-winning Marvin Hamlisch with Tony Award-winning Rupert Holmes who wrote book and lyrics for this astonishing production.



Edwin Drood in London

Meanwhile in London, the highly-praised
Landor Theatre's production of
The Mystery of Edwin Drood moved to
the West End's Arts Theatre.


Rupert Holmes' Edgar award-winning Broadway comedy thriller Accomplice made its Chinese language world premiere in December at the spectacular Shanghai Grand Theatre. (The play has already been performed in Italian, Greek and Swedish translations in Rome, Turin, Athens and Stockholm.)

Shanghai Grand Theater

Vanessa Williams

The incomparable Vanessa Williams has recorded Rupert Holmes’ most recent composition “A Lullaby for Midnight” for the new Over the Moon CD and illustrated book, featuring new songs by some of Broadway’s brightest talents, sung by some of its most remarkable vocalists, illustrated by some of its finest artists. All proceeds go to charities dedicated to curing breast cancer. See Vanessa recording Rupert's song here.

                                    Over The MoonAvailable now -
Order here!

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow's new CD and DVD release "Live in London"
features a new recording of the Rupert Holmes standard,
"Studio Musician" -- a long-time Manilow fan favorite.  

Watch here for significant news about the upcoming
Rupert Holmes-Alan Zachary-Michael Weiner musical based on the movie Secondhand Lions. Hear SMASH star Megan Hilty sing "You Have Brought
Me Love" and “The Fort Worth College of Court Reporting” and listen to “Sand” performed by Alan Zachary, from its score at the Kennedy Center.


Holmes’ Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight, Gracie
(winner of the National Broadway Theatre Award
for Best Play) concluded a sold-out revival
off-Broadway in January of 2012 and is currently on
its fourth national tour, now starring Joel Rooks.


Holmes’ Broadway musical Curtains (written with Broadway legends Kander
and Ebb), which earned Holmes the New York Drama Desk Award, is enjoying critical
acclaim here in United States and around the world.  Highlights include productions
at the Papermill Playhouse, Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and also foreign language
productions in Japan, Germany and the Czech Republic!

Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes (songwriting team for the upcoming musical
based on Jerry Lewis’s classic film comedy The Nutty Professor) created a special production number for the Career Transition for Dancers 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee. The number (entitled "I'm Really Dancing") was performed by a once-in-a-lifetime cast that included Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba, Charlotte d’Amboise,
Ann Reinking, Randy Skinner
and legend-among-legends Marge Champion.

Novels & Short Stories

Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop



The best-selling mystery anthology Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop,
featuring Holmes’ novella “The Long Winter’s Nap” is now available in soft
cover edition from Vanguard Press.

His award-winning novels for Random House,
Where the Truth Lies
(made into a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon)
and Swing (reaching #24 of all books at are now available in both Kindle Editions and iPad format.


  Novels: Where The Truth Lies & Swing

British Editions of Rupert Holmes' Novels


Holmes’ novels now have their own British editions, published by Alison and Busby in trade paperback and mass paperback editions. His first novel was deemed “brilliant” by the London Times and made their Book Group choice novel. Holmes’ second novel is also published under its alternate British title The Musician’s Daughter.

Other mystery anthologies featuring Holmes’ stories now available on Kindle include:

The Best American
Mystery Stories of 2008

Best American Mystery Stories

On a Raven’s Wing:
New Tales in Honor of
Edgar Allan Poe

On A Raven's Wing

Dead Man’s Hand (also
available in iPad format

Dead Man's Hand

Rupert's Bio


Rupert Holmes Archive Site
Rupert Holmes Archive Site
Where The Truth Lies Swing Where The Truth Lies Swing