MURDER FOR TWO to Transfer to New World Stages for Limited Engagement; Performances Begin 10/23

The producers and Second Stage Theatre have announced that the hit musical comedy Murder For Two will transfer to New World Stages in a limited engagement following rave reviews and a twice-extended, sold-out run at Second Stage Theatre Uptown.

Murder For Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz and stars Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. Previews will begin Wednesday, October 23rd at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street) with opening night set for Wednesday, November 6th, and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5th.

"We're proud to give this amazing gem of a musical, and its knockout performers, a new run at New World Stages," said Jayson Raitt. According to Barbara Whitman, "the fantastically funny and highly theatrical production of Murder For Two has delighted New York theatergoers all summer at Second Stage Uptown and we're thrilled to be able to spread the laughter through the end of the year."

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.

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.

Tickets for Murder For Two will go on sale Monday, September 16th at 9am via (212-239-6200). Tickets will also be available at the New World Stages Box Office (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for Murder For Two are priced at $75 plus a $2 facilities fee. Student Tickets will be priced at $25 plus a $2 facilities fee, and will be subject to availability. The performance schedule for Murder For Two will be 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.

Murder For Two features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jill BC DuBoff and choreography by Wendy Seyb.

Murder For Two was developed at The Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presented the World Premiere Production in May, 2011, which was extended 4 times, running for more than 6 months. Kinosian and Blair were recognized with a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical.

Photo by: Joan Marcus

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