Actors Richard Attenborough, left, and Sheila Sim with producer Peter...

Actors Richard Attenborough, left, and Sheila Sim with producer Peter Saunders and writer Agatha Christie at the premiere of "The Mousetrap"  in 1952. Credit: Story House/Lewis Jenkins

No one has ever built a better "Mousetrap" than Agatha Christie. And now her classic thriller — the world's longest-running play which has been playing in London's West End since 1952 — will finally makes it debut on Broadway in 2023 producers announced Friday, the day of the show's 70th anniversary.

The Broadway edition will be mounted by Adam Spiegel, producer of the London show, and Kevin McCollum, whose Broadway producing credits include "Rent," "Avenue Q" and "In The Heights."

"There can be no better way to mark today’s milestone in 'The Mousetrap’s' illustrious run, than to look ahead to a production in New York. I feel after the longest out of town tryout in history, 'The Mousetrap' is finally ready to transfer to Broadway!,“ Spiegel said in statement.

Tickets will go on sale sometime next year. Full casting and additional details will also be released at a later date.

To date, the London production has played 28,915 performances and has been seen by more than 10 million people. Richard Attenborough and his wife, Sheila Sim, were the play's original stars. "The Mousetrap" was shut down in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and reopened on May 21, 2021.

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