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MURDER FOR TWO Will Transfer to New World Stages This Fall

THE HIT MUSICAL COMEDY

MURDER FOR TWO

WILL TRANSFER TO NEW WORLD STAGES THIS FALL
FOLLOWING A SOLD-OUT RUN AT SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN

PREVIEWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Book and Music by JOE KINOSIAN
Book and Lyrics by KELLEN BLAIR
Directed by SCOTT SCHWARTZ

Featuring
JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ AND BRETT RYBACK

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(New York, NY – Sunday, September 15, 2013) Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre are proud to announce that the hit musical comedy Murder For Two will transfer to New World Stages in a limited engagement following rave reviews and a twice-extended, sold-out run at Second Stage Theatre Uptown (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director and Christopher Burney, Curator and Associate Artistic Director). Murder For Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz and stars Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback.  Previews will begin Wednesday, October 23rd at New World Stages – Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street) with opening night set for Wednesday, November 6th, and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5th.

“We’re proud to give this amazing gem of a musical, and its knockout performers, a new run at New World Stages,” said Jayson Raitt. According to Barbara Whitman, “the fantastically funny and highly theatrical production of Murder For Twohas delighted New York theatergoers all summer at Second Stage Uptown and we’re thrilled to be able to spread the laughter through the end of the year.”

Murder For Two began previews at Second Stage Theatre’s uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Wednesday, July 10th and officially opened Thursday, July 25th. It was extended twice, due to popular demand, and ultimately played there through Sunday, August 25th.

Charles Isherwood from The New York Times calls Murder For Two, "Ingenious! A snazzy double-act!" Entertainment Weekly’s Jason Clark states, “Director Scott Schwartz found two aces in Blumenkrantz and Ryback! Murder For Two is a charmingly frenetic all-stops out musical comedy.” And Theatermania proclaims Murder for Two as “Awe-inspiring! An incredible feat of athletic theatricality to behold performed by two insanely talented quadruple threats!”

Everyone is a suspect in Murder For Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor (Brett Ryback) investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects (Jeff Blumenkrantz) and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

Tickets for Murder For Two will go on sale Monday, September 16th at 9am via Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). Tickets will also be available at the New World Stages Box Office (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for Murder For Two are priced at $75 plus a $2 facilities fee. Student Tickets will be priced at $25 plus a $2 facilities fee, and will be subject to availability. The performance schedule for Murder For Two will be as follows: Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Murder For Two features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jill BC DuBoff and choreography by Wendy Seyb.

Murder For Two was developed at The Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presented the World Premiere Production in May, 2011, which was extended 4 times, running for more than 6 months. Kinosian and Blair were recognized with a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MURDER FOR TWO VISIT:

www.murderfortwomusical.com
www.Facebook.com/MurderForTwoMusical
Twitter: @MurderFor2

Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at https://andrewmcgibbonphotography.com.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon