There’s a new murder mystery in town and it comes with musical comedy included. Murder for Two may be a two-man show, but the characters onstage appear in numbers far greater than that of the performers. Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback not only play all the characters, but they are also the musicians, each taking turns at the piano to accompany the other, and even sharing the keyboard on occasion.
Murder for Two was originally produced in Chicago and is getting a New York outing on Broadway, but not on Broadway. The musical, written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, and directed by Scott Schwartz, is uptown at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown series.
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood does not reveal whodunit in this whodunit, but he tells us a bit more about the production itself, and whether it’s worth it to see this mystery solved.