Things are getting steamy at the Union Square Theatre! Murder Ballad, starring Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Tony nominees Will Swenson and John Ellison Conlee, begins performances on May 7. Directed by Trip Cullman, the Manhattan Theatre Club production will open officially on May 22, and is scheduled to play a nine-week limited engagement.
Murder Ballad was conceived by Julia Jordan, with a book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by Juliana Nash. The new musical tells the story of Sara (Levy), an Upper West Side resident who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. Murder Ballad explores the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
The creative team features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, choreography by Doug Varone and musical direction and orchestrations by Justin Levine.