Caissie Levy, Will Swenson, John Ellison Conlee and Rebecca Naomi Jones are heating things up all summer in the sultry new rock musical Murder Ballad. Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson took a trip to the Union Square Theatre, which has been transformed into a gritty dive bar, to watch the dangerous drama unfold. Featuring music by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad centers around Sara, a New Yorker in her thirties who is torn between her reliable husband Michael (Conlee) and her intoxicating ex-boyfriend Tom (Swenson). After the show, Squigs sketched the onstage fireworks, featuring (clockwise, from top left) Swenson, Levy, Jones and Conlee caught in an emotional—and deadly—battle for love. Check out Squigs’ masterpiece, then catch Murder Ballad through September 29!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.