Manhattan Theatre Club’s new musical Murder Ballad, starring Karen Olivo and Will Swenson, has extended its run before even beginning performances. The musical, which also stars John Ellison Conlee and Rebecca Naomi Jones will now run through December 2. Directed by Trip Cullman, Murder ballad features music and lyrics by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash.
A love triangle gone wrong, Murder Ballad centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. This sexy, explosive new musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
Murder Ballad will begin previews beginning October 30 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. Opening night is set for November 15.