Murder for Two, a new production that's part spooky murder mystery and part kooky musical comedy, opens July 25 at off-Broadway's McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Featuring a book by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, music by Kinosian and lyrics by Blair, the Second Stage Theatre production stars Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, who both accompany themselves on the piano. Directed by Scott Schwartz, Murder For Two will play a limited engagement through August 17.
Murder For Two follows aspiring detective Officer Marcus Moscowitz (Ryback) in his attempt to solve the murder of an acclaimed writer. Moscowitz, along with the audience, gets to know a long line of suspects (all played by Blumenkrantz) and pieces together the mysterious (and hilarious!) puzzle.
The production features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Andrea Laurer, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff.