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Kellen Blair is a bookwriter / lyricist. Along with collaborator Joe Kinosian, he created the show Murder For Two (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).

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Kellen Blair Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

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Hangar Theatre Announces RAGTIME, RIDE THE CYCLONE And More For 2024 Mainstage Season

Hangar Theatre's 50th Mainstage Season features a mix of beloved revivals and original works, including a world premiere musical. Don't miss out on this unique lineup!
Adirondack Theatre Festival Reveals 30th Anniversary Season and Half-Million-Dollar “Stories Start Here” Campaign

Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) capped its 30th Anniversary “Pep Rally” Saturday with a surprise double announcement: the unveiling of its summer lineup plus “Stories Start Here,” the biggest independent fundraising campaign in the company’s history.  Learn more about the season lineup here!
Interview: BETWEEN BROADWAY is Pioneering the 'Talk-aret' Game Show Concept at Don't Tell Mama

BETWEEN BROADWAY, designed to fit neatly into the space between a matinee and evening show, is a new series at Don't Tell Mama where theater lovers can grab a bite and some drinks as an add-on before or after a show (or just as its own thing). I spoke to co-creators Dave Christensen and Sarah Ziegler, and producer Bill DeSimone, about the show.
Chilina Kennedy, Matthew Mucha, And More to Join BETWEEN BROADWAY VARIETY HOUR

Join Chilina Kennedy, Matthew Mucha, and more in the hilarious and entertaining Between Broadway Variety Hour.
Williamston Theatre Celebrates The Holidays With An Audience Favorite MURDER FOR TWO

Mid-Michigan's award-winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is celebrating the holidays with the return of one of its favorite duos Andrea Wollenberg and Mark Schenfisch in Murder for Two: Holiday Edition, Book & Music by Joe Kinosian, Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair.
Industry Reading For New Musical JUST BETWEEN THE ALL OF US Set For October

Industry Reading for New Musical 'Just Between the All of Us' is set for October 26. Twice on Saturday Productions and Mikayla Kibel present a new musical with general management by Mott/Fischer Productions.
REVIEW: MURDER FOR TWO Pairs A Multi-talented Duo With Hilarious Take On The Classic Murder Mystery For An Incredible Night Of Theatre

Kellen Blair (Book and Lyrics) and Joe Kinosian’s (Book and Lyrics) clever comic murder mystery MURDER FOR TWO is brought to life by Gabbi Bolt and Maverick Newman under Richard Carroll’s direction. 
Cast Revealed For MURDER FOR TWO at Hayes Theatre Co.

Hayes Theatre Co has announced the two exceptional performers who comprise the cast of the upcoming musical comedy Murder for Two.
FST Announces Lineup For Its 39th Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Festival

Florida Studio Theatre has announced its 39th Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Festival, presenting three staged readings of new works by contemporary American playwrights.
TheatreSquared Announces Extension of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

Audiences will have a few more chances to catch TheatreSquared's zany, rollicking musical adaptation of the 1950s sci-fi classic, It Came From Outer Space. Due to popular demand, the production is extending to add seven performance dates—but must close on September 25.
Peninsula Players Theatre Closes 87th Season With MURDER FOR TWO

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, closes its 87th season with the madcap musical whodunit 'Murder for Two' with book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and book and music by Joe Kinosian.
Review: IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE THE MUSICAL at TheatreSquared Embraces the Campy Spirit in this Sci-Fi Comedy

What did our critic think of IT CAME FROM OUT SPACE THE MUSICAL at TheatreSquared? I loved it so much, I want to see it again.
World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE is Now Playing at TheatreSquared

It Came from Outer Space, a zany, rollicking musical adaptation of the 1950s sci-fi classic, begins performances at TheatreSquared on August 24 and will run through September 18.
Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Nominations

Recognizing a strong return to the spotlight over the 2021-2022 Equity theater season, the Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago announced its nominations for theater excellence. This year’s nominees include 201 theater artists across 38 categories of excellence in theater production among shows from 43 companies.
Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations

The Joseph Jefferson Awards have announced this year's Equity nominations, including 201 theater artists across 38 categories.  The 54th anniversary Equity Jeff Awards will take place October 17, 2022, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. 
Peninsula Players Theatre Announces Full Cast of I AND YOU

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announced the cast and creative team for its production of Lauren Gunderson's 'I and You.'
TheatreSquared to Present World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE This Month

It Came from Outer Space, a zany, rollicking musical adaptation of the 1950s sci-fi classic, begins performances at TheatreSquared on August 24 and will run through September 18.
Cast Announced for RIPCORD at Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy, 'Ripcord.' “Ripcord,” which contains some adult language, runs July 27 through August 14 at the theater-in-a-garden and is generously sponsored by Tim & Jackie Danis.  
Review: IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

What did our critic think of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater? Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian’s IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE is campy musical theater fun that pays homage to the 1953 “B-movie” from which it’s adapted. In the vein of musicals like LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Blair and Kinosian lean into the source material’s ability to delight and amuse with a take-home message that’s clear as day—but the earnestness of the material is what allows it all to be delivered with a wink.

Kellen Blair FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Kellen Blair been nominated for?

Kellen Blair has been nominated for the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for "Murder for Two."

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