The zany Murder For Two cast album will be released digitally January 14 before hitting store shelves in February, and Broadway.com has an exclusive sneak peek of two killer tracks from the new recording! Featuring music by Joe Kinosian, lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz, the off-Broadway double-hander stars Brett Ryback as an aspiring detective who gets his big break trying to solve the murder of a famous author—meanwhile, Jeff Blumenkrantz plays all 13 kooky suspects. The musical whodunnit is currently playing at New World Stages.
The album already has one super fan: the director’s dad, Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz. “As you can imagine, I have seen the show a few times,” Schwartz writes in the recording’s liner notes, “and it has never failed to make me laugh, helplessly and repeatedly. In listening to this new well-produced original cast album, therefore, I expected that since by now I knew all the jokes, I would enjoy the ingenious lyrics and catchy tunes but not actually be barking with laughter. But no, as might be said by the character of Steph, so convincingly portrayed by the astounding protean Jeff Blumenkrantz that you actually believe you’re seeing not a 40-something-year-old bald guy but a 20-something girl, it made me LOL.”
Click below to check out the very catchy Murder For Two tunes “Protocol Says” and “A Friend Like You,” then pick up the album online January 14—and in stores February 11!