Ghostlight to Release MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording on 1/14
The original cast recording of Murder for Two, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, will be released digitally on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. Produced by Joel Moss and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch, the album will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The physical CD features complete lyrics, never-before-seen photos, a show synopsis by creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair and an essay by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Admission to the album release party is exclusive to ticket holders of the Monday, January 13, 2014performance of Murder for Two. Sign up to pre-order the original cast recording at www.sh-k-boom.com/murderfortwo.html.
Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor (Brett Ryback) investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects (Jeff Blumenkrantz) and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz.
Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre recently announced a 10-week extension at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). The show, which was originally scheduled to play through Sunday, January 5, 2014, will now play its final performance on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Direct from a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Second Stage Theatre Uptown (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director and Christopher Burney, Curator and Associate Artistic Director), Murder for Two began performances at New World Stages - Stage 5 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and officially opened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
Murder For Two began previews at Second Stage Theatre's uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Wednesday, July 10th and officially opened Thursday, July 25th. It was extended twice, due to popular demand, and ultimately played there through Sunday, August 25th.
Charles Isherwood from The New York Times calls Murder for Two, "Ingenious! A snazzy double-act!" Entertainment Weekly's Jason Clark states, "Director Scott Schwartz found two aces in Blumenkrantz and Ryback! Murder for Two is a charmingly frenetic all-stops out musical comedy." And Theatermania proclaims Murder for Two as "Awe-inspiring! An incredible feat of athletic theatricality to behold performed by two insanely talented quadruple threats!"