What is the Story of Murder For Two?
In a wacky and humorous mash-up of classic murder mysteries and old-school musical theater, Murder For Two tells the story of Officer Marcus Moscowicz, an aspiring detective who attempts to solve the murder of a prolific novelist in hopes that he’ll be promoted at work. While investigating the crime, Marcus meets 13 zany suspects, all played by one actor. From the bespectacled wife of the victim to the victim’s gruff, cigar-smoking therapist, Marcus must get to know the suspects and make sense of their wild stories in order to solve the crime.
Thanks to the elastic skills and collegial charm of those two actors, and a score that's several cuts above parody, ['Murder For Two'] is a winning diversion.Review by Jeremy Gerard from Bloomberg News
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair's score is a silly-clever throwback to 1950s novelty cabaret, and director Scott Schwartz milks the show for every drop of tomfoolery: vaudeville bits, sound effects, meta winks, audience participation.Review by Adam Feldman from Time Out New York
What is Murder For Two Like?
Murder For Two is an innovative tribute to classic murder mystery novels, featuring a witty, fast-paced script and a score of catchy songs. (Both actors accompany themselves on the piano throughout the performance.) Featuring a clever use of sound effects, lighting, audience participation, pantomime and props, Murder For Two has all of the energy and spectacle of a larger-scale production. Running 90 minutes with no intermission, Murder For Two is currently playing at New World Stages — Stage 5.
Is Murder For Two Good For Kids?
Older kids and teens will get a kick out of the crazy antics of Murder For Two, but it’s likely to go over the heads of children under the age of 8.