June 6 through June 28, 2015
book and music by Joe Kinosian
book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Nominated!
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives…and the ice cream melts!
MURDER FOR TWO is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy!
A MUST-SEE JOLT OF CAFFEINNATED CREATIVITY! – NY1
INGENIOUS! A SNAZZY DOUBLE‐ACT! ‐ Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
A HILARIOUS MUSICAL WHODUNIT. – Jesse Oxfeld, The New York Observer
A CHARMINGLY FRENETIC ALL‐STOPS OUT MUSICAL COMEDY. ‐ Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly
Patron Enrichment Programming
MEET-THE-ARTISTS (MTA) – 6/11 and 6/25
Our post-show MTA events allow the audience to learn about the process of each production with an onstage Q&A session with the cast.
AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS IN CONTEXT (APIC)
This season, in honor of our 40th anniversary, we have expanded this speaker series to include a greater variety of panels featuring a range of different theatre artists. Like the onstage interviews with our season playwrights in our APIC series, these post-show events, ATIC, allow audiences to meet and learn about directors, designers, and other theatre-makers!. Our past APIC series writers have included Edward Albee, Lynn Nottage, Bruce Graham, Anna Deavere Smith, Terrence McNally, composer John Kander, director/choreographer Susan Stroman, Neil LaBute, Theresa Rebeck, Amy Herzog, and Christopher Durang, among others.
Murder for Two: Saturday, June 20 (after the 2pm performance) Join us for an on-stage conversation with creators, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair.
Murder for Two runs without intermission