MURDER FOR TWO Creators Lead THE KELLEN AND JOE CHRISTMASTIME SHOW Today
Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre present the Kellen and Joe Christmastime Show tonight, Monday, December 16, 2013. Kinosian and Blair herald in the holiday season with their annual festive concert which will include selections from their songbook (including a handful of holiday tunes) performed by some of Broadway's brightest talent. Admission to the post-show "singback" is exclusive to ticket holders for tonight's performance of Murder for Two. A portion of ticket sales for that performance will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Murder For Two recently announced a 10-week extension to the limited engagement 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.
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.
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 proclaimsMurder For Two as "Awe-inspiring! An incredible feat of athletic theatricality to behold performed by two insanely talented quadruple threats!"
Tickets for Murder for Two are available on Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and at the New World Stages Box Office (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9thAvenues). Tickets for Murder for Two are priced at $85 plus a $2 facilities fee. Premium Tickets are priced at $115.00 plus a $2 facilities fee. Student Tickets are priced at $25 plus a $2 facilities fee, and are available for advance purchase subject to availability. The performance schedule for Murder for Two is as follows: Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.