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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). (read complete bio)
New York Theatre Barn Presents a First Look at New Musicals From Kellen Blair, Joe Ki Photo New York Theatre Barn Presents a First Look at New Musicals From Kellen Blair, Joe Kinosian and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of the 30th installment of its virtual New Works Series on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals It Came From Outer Space and Broken Ground.

Ali Ewoldt, Shereen Pimentel and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's November Virtua Photo Ali Ewoldt, Shereen Pimentel and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's November Virtual Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Available on New York Theatre Barn's YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, the live 45-minute series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.

BWW Interview: Joe Kinosian of LIVE AND LET SPY From TheatreWorks USA Photo BWW Interview: Joe Kinosian of LIVE AND LET SPY From TheatreWorks USA
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 1, 2020

Musical theater and cabaret maestro Joe Kinosian has been busily creating new musicals - this time for the under-18 set.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020

Regional Tony Award-winner Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces its 35th Anniversary Season with a dynamic line-up of artistic offeringsa?"both ina?'person and virtuala?"including plays written and inspired by Shakespeare, new musicals, a timely contemporary opera, and engaging digital content for audiences, students, and teachers.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Frank Young Fund for New Mu Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Frank Young Fund for New Musicals Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced 12 awards granted from their Frank Young Fund for New Musicals. The Frank Young Fund for New Musicals (FYFNM) is a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals.

BWW Feature: Zadora, Bagnell, Kinosian, and Kittredge Among Artists Releasing New Iso Photo BWW Feature: Zadora, Bagnell, Kinosian, and Kittredge Among Artists Releasing New Isolation Creations
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2020

As the world continues to stay at home, the artists of the world continue to create. Here are some of the latest offerings!

VIDEO: Joe Kinosian Performs Monologue for Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Seri Photo VIDEO: Joe Kinosian Performs Monologue for Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020

While the stages remain dark during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Milwaukee Rep is rallying its creative resources to bring the world-class theater audiences have come to know and love directly into homes. Over the next few weeks, Milwaukee Rep will bring theater from Our Home to Your Home in several unique ways.

Photo Flash: MURDER FOR TWO at New Village Arts Photo Photo Flash: MURDER FOR TWO at New Village Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2020

With Book and Music by Joe Kinosian and Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair, this two-person murder mystery is a tour-de-force showcase of musical comedy talent. Directed by AJ Knox, with music direction by Tom Abruzzo and choreography by Jenna Ingrassia-Knox, this hilarious two-hander will feature the onstage talents of Tony Houck and JD Dumas.

NewYorkRep to Hold Industry Reading of New Musical JUST BETWEEN THE ALL OF US Photo NewYorkRep to Hold Industry Reading of New Musical JUST BETWEEN THE ALL OF US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

NewYorkRep, in association with Bill DeSimone and Jenna Grossano, will present two industry readings of Just Between The All of Us, with book & lyrics by Kellen Blair (Murder For Two) and Sarah Ziegler Blair, and music by David Christensen. The reading presentation will take place Monday, February 3 at 3PM and 7PM at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd St.) To RSVP, email [email protected]

Antipodes Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season Photo Antipodes Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Antipodes Theatre Company has announced its second year of programming in Melbourne, which features an Australian musical premiere as well as a Tony Award-winning play. Their 2020 Season will also include the continuation of programs focused on developing new work and supporting young artists.

Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO is Coming to New Village Arts Photo Musical Comedy MURDER FOR TWO is Coming to New Village Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

New Village Arts has announced the upcoming production of MURDER FOR TWO, the musical comedy whodunnit for two performers and one piano. With Book and Music by Joe Kinosian and Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair, this two-person murder mystery is a tour-de-force showcase of musical comedy talent. Directed by AJ Knox, with music direction by Tom Abruzzo and choreography by Jenna Ingrassia-Knox, this hilarious two-hander will feature the onstage talents of Tony Houck and JD Dumas.

MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION Continues at Cape May Stage Photo MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION Continues at Cape May Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

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

BWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE at Gateway Theatre is a playful and loving tribute to an  Photo 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.

VIDEO: Highlights From 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE! Photo 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.

Photo Flash: Check Out Production Photos for 42nd Street Moon's SCROOGE IN LOVE! Photo 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.

Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical Photo 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.

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish  Photo 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.

Cape May Stage Opens MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION Photo 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

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns Photo 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!

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand Photo 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.

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