Kellen Blair News

 

Bio:
Kellen Blair is a bookwriter / lyricist. Along with collaborator Joe Kinosian, he created the show Murder For Two (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). (read more)
BWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE at Gateway Theatre is a playful and loving tribute to an enduring classic that has every reason to become one in its own right. BWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE at Gateway Theatre is a playful and loving tribute to an enduring classic that has every reason to become one in its own right.
by Tim Sullivan - Dec 11, 2019

If you're in the mood for an unconventional confection this holiday season, look no further than 42nd Street Moon's Scrooge in Love now playing at the Gateway Theatre. First performed here in 2015, this sequel to Dickens' classic tale captures the heart of the original while adding a great deal of hilarity. (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights From 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE! VIDEO: Highlights From 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) just announced the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out Production Photos for 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE! Photo Flash: Check Out Production Photos for 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) just announced the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages. Featuring music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Kellen Blair and a book by Duane Poole, the 2019 production of SCROOGE IN LOVE! will once again star Broadway's Jason Graae* (currently appearing as the Wizard in the National Tour of WICKED) as 'Ebenezer Scrooge.' Moon favorite Dyan McBride returns as Director, with Ken Brill as Music Director and Choreography by Staci Arriaga. 42nd Street Moon's production of SCROOGE IN LOVE! runs from December 4 - 22, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $31 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org. (more...)

Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish on His Thriving Career BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish on His Thriving Career
by Jim Munson - Nov 22, 2019

Jason Graae is soon to star once again as the title character in a?oeScrooge in Love!a?? at 42nd Street Moon, where has found a sort of Bay Area artistic home in recent years. This eternally youthful performer is now a veritable showbiz veteran, having starred on Broadway several times, toured the country with legendary composer Jerry Herman, recorded almost 50 CD's and most recently played The Wizard of Oz in the national tour of a?oeWicked.a?? Known for his spirited comic performances and sterling vocals, you might expect Mr. Graae to be a lot of fun to talk to, and you would be right about that. While quick to express heartfelt gratitude to colleagues, he is also the irrepressible imp who can't resist entertaining you with his mischievous sense of humor. (more...)

Cape May Stage Opens MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION Cape May Stage Opens MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Cape May Stage puts the laughter in Manslaughter this holiday season with MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION (more...)

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! (more...)

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO Delights With Hilarity at Theater At Monmouth BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO Delights With Hilarity at Theater At Monmouth
by April Boyle - Jul 29, 2019

The Theater at Monmouth is spicing up its 50th anniversary season with Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's wacky whodunnit, Murder for Two. The musical murder mystery is an outrageously funny ode to both the mystery and comedy genres. Under the direction of Adam P. Blais, Monmouth's rendition is an unpredictable laugh fest that keeps the audience guessing and the cast hopping. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Actor's Playhouse BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO at Actor's Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Jul 24, 2019

An evil doer has knocked off sales king author Arthur Whitney. His invisible body is lying down stage center. In a pool of blood. Caused by a bullet. Fired by? A reader? A family member? Maybe a critic? (more...)

Photo Flash: MURDER FOR TWO Opens This Friday At Actors' Playhouse Photo Flash: MURDER FOR TWO Opens This Friday At Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Actors' Playhouse presents the mystery musical comedy Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, from July 17 – August 11, 2019 at the Miracle Theatre. The production will preview on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 – 18, 2019, and open on Friday, July 19, 2019. (more...)

Casting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Fall 2019/20 Season Casting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Fall 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the cast and creative teams for the 201920 Season shows 2 Pianos 4 Hands, The Niceties, The Nerd and Nunsense. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Comes to Wellfleet MURDER FOR TWO Comes to Wellfleet
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Opening July 5 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Murder for Two is a musical murder mystery full of invention and humor. Book and lyrics are by Kellen Blair, book and music by Joe Kinosian. Murder for Two runs July 5-27, with performances at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Two preview performances, July 3 and 4, begin at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is July 5, at 8 p.m. Murder for Two is directed by Sam Scalamoni, with music direction by Gary Adler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Presents MURDER FOR TWO Photo Flash: Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Presents MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre opens it's 48th Season tonight with the muder mystery musical of MURDER FOR TWO, by Kellen Blair & Joe Kinosian and Broadwayworld has first look at the production! (more...)

Everyone Is A Suspect In Theater At Monmouth's Musical Murder Mystery MURDER FOR TWO Everyone Is A Suspect In Theater At Monmouth's Musical Murder Mystery MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Theater at Monmouth opens its What Dreams May Come Golden Anniversary Season with a killer case just begging to be solved! Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, begins with a BANG! One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all of the suspects. And they both play the piano! A zany blend of musical comedy and madcap mystery, this fast and funny whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. Help us catch the killer from Saturday June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. through Friday, August 16th including matinee and evening performances on both weekdays and weekends. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Extends MURDER FOR TWO Stages Repertory Theatre Extends MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Due to popular demand, Stages Repertory Theatre has extended its showing of Murder for Two! The hilarious musical murder mystery, originally slated to close June 16, will now run through July 28 in Stages' Arena Theatre. Stages originally welcomed the regional premiere of Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's critically-acclaimed production on April 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Hope Summer Rep's MURDER FOR TWO Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Hope Summer Rep's MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is currently in rehearsals for its season-opening production of MURDER FOR TWO, by Kellen Blair & Joe Kinosian and Broadwayworld has a behind the scenes look! (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Honor Joel Grey at Annual Gala Bay Street Theater to Honor Joel Grey at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces that Joel Grey will receive the first Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 28th Annual Summer Gala to be held at the new location of Wolffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, July 6. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Spring Gala! Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Spring Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - May 7, 2019

Just last night, Second Stage Theater celebrated its 40th Birthday Gala with a special concert performance last night, May 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom, headlined by Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Unlocked Hosts Successful GIVEBACK CONCERT Photo Flash: Broadway Unlocked Hosts Successful GIVEBACK CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Broadway Unlocked founder Jessica Ryan announced today the seventh annual #giveback concert held Sunday, April 7, 2019 at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space raised over $51,000 for the Crime Victims Treatment Center.   The evening featured new and original work, including a host of debut songs inspired by the writings of survivors who have found help at CVTC.  A multitude of artists contributed their talents across the event's digital content and concert cast. (more...)

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