The Verdict: Critics Review Murder for Two, With Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, Off-Broadway

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07 Nov 2013

Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback
Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback
Photo by Joan Marcus

Murder for Two, the two-person whodunit musical starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback as suspects and detective, respectively, opened Off-Broadway Nov. 6, following previews that began Oct. 23, at New World Stages.

The New York premiere of the musical comedy — first seen last summer in Second Stage Theatre's 2013 Uptown Series — featuring music by Joe Kinosian, lyrics by Kellen Blair and a book by Kinosian and Blair, is directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Jane Eyre).

Blumenkrantz (Into the Woods, Threepenny Opera, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed…, A Class Act) plays a multitude of characters — all suspects — alongside the up-and-coming detective Marcus, played by Ryback (The History Boys at Ahmanson, The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum), in the piece. 

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Several reviews reflect the original premiere of Murder for Two at Second Stage this past summer. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

Bloomberg News

Entertainment Weekly

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Time Out New York


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