Murder for Two

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Murder for Two
4.5
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sbily
Atlanta, GA14 contributions
Funny, Entertaining Actors
Mar 2014 • Couples
A Broadway actor recommended that we see an Off-Broadway show while NYC, so we did. He recommended this, and we were not disappointed. Got out tickets at the red booth, so they were slightly discounted. Overall, very entertaining.
Written September 14, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

justinem916
Sacramento, CA22 contributions
Energetic, incredible show
Dec 2013 • Couples
Firstly, my husband and I won tickets to this show when they did a Twitter giveaway for reaching 300 followers, so that was awesome. I didn't know what to expect from a two man show, but it was amazing. One actor played the detective, and the other played everyone else. I thought it might be confusing, but it wasn't, the actor-who-played-everyone was a cast of very distinctive characters. It was hilarious, entertaining, and I would highly recommend it!
Written September 2, 2014
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lorval
Saskatoon, Canada33 contributions
Exhausting but what a show!
May 2014 • Couples
Two characters play about 12 different people. They were amazing. Had us laughing and mesmerized for close to 2 hrs. Would recommend this show to everyone who enjoy characterizations.
Written August 26, 2014
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FoxVoyage
London, UK143 contributions
Sheer Brilliance, Theatrical Legerdemain
May 2014 • Friends
Two guys and a piano, a zillion characters, and surprises every few seconds. Originated out of Chicago, this musical/comedy/mystery could only be performed by a small handful of people worldwide. In fact, the night I attended, the "understudy" went on in the role of "all the suspects". Only after did we discover that Joe Kinosian was one of the show's creators. Both men play piano (creatively, with many physical obstacles) and perform acrobatic feats of acting with a minimum of props but a truckload of talent. I've seen lots of theatre and must say that these two and this cleverly written show surprised even this jaded theatregoer, and displayed such theatrical legerdemain that I can confidently say it's one of the best written and performed intimate theatre productions I have ever seen. Go to this!
Written May 26, 2014
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susanandderek
Moreton, UK36 contributions
Unexpected joy
Mar 2014 • Couples
Just returned from N Y, decided to see an off broadway show and bought reduced tickets in Time Sq. How lucky we're we this show was a joy laughed from start to finish I would have felt just the same if we had paid full ticket price, so hard to describe without spoiling the impact , give it a go you won't be sorry I am sure.
Written March 21, 2014
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Phil R
New Tripoli, PA1 contribution
This show is, hands down, fantastic!
Dec 2013 • Couples
My partner and I saw this show based on the price and the availability during the Christmas season offerings. It was so extraordinary! We laughed, we gasped, we checked our underwear for embarrassment. There was never a two hour performance that made an audience forget life's daily drugery, induce a volatile sense of hilarity and unexpected twists and turns as this tour de force. There is nothing in recent years that even comes close to describing an excellent, welcoming evening at the theater. We were so enthralled and delighted by the show, that we bought friends tickets hands down.

There is positively no way you would be disappointed by such an escapement from life as this amazing show. The principle performers are masters at what they do. And what will amaze you will be how exceptional they are in creating such a entrapping experience with just the two of them. Keep a handkerchief handy because you will be laughing until you cry.

We simply loved this show. AND YOU WILL AS WELL. There is simply nothing left to be said.
Thank you Murder for Two for creating such a magical and side-aching event in the theater. We simply love you!
Written February 28, 2014
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Alex G
New York City, NY104 contributions
Relax, Drink and Enjoy
Feb 2014 • Couples
Murder for Two is a hilarious murder/mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing the whole way. The two person show feels like a eight person show, that's how good the actors are!!! They even involve the audience, and in this case dragged me up on stage and had me play dead. This off Broadway act is well worth seeing and serves as a nice and relaxed way to laugh and blow off some steam.

I highly recommend murder for two you will not be dissatisfied.
Written February 27, 2014
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W-Hartford_CT
Connecticut911 contributions
Very Funny Murder Musical
Dec 2013 • Friends
My favorite theater genres are:
1. Musicals
2. Comedies
3. Murder Mysteries

Happily, all three are embodied in the very funny, ingeniously written, and energetically performed two person show, Murder for Two, playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

All the action takes place on a small stage with the only accoutrements being a baby grand piano, a few props, and one’s imagination. As with many whodunits the story begins in a large, hilltop mansion where the wife of author Arthur Whitney is throwing him a surprise birthday party. Unfortunately for the book writer when he arrives inside the darkened structure a gun is fired, fatally killing him. Who fired the fateful shot? There is a house full of suspects—each one nimbly and uproariously portrayed by Jeff Blumenkrantz—everyone one of them with solid motives. Enter would-be detective Marcus Moscowicz, played with equal comic dexterity by Brett Ryback, who methodically, or maybe more accidentally, happens upon the multitude of clues and red herrings to eventually solve the case.

The two actors have a finely honed chemistry that translates into unbridled zaniness and semi-controlled madness. Jeff Blumenkrantz sometimes seems possessed as he ricochets from one character to another making each one as believable as the next. Brett Ryback has only one character to focus on but, nonetheless, needs all his comedic acting prowess to stay in sync with his tall, lanky partner.

The score, by Joe Kinosian, who also wrote the amusing and clever book of the show, and Kellen Blair, is quick-witted and tuneful. It would be interesting to hear fully orchestrated versions of each tune. All the songs are performed by Blumenkrantz and Ryback, who also demonstrate their considerable musicianship by accompanying each other on the on-stage piano.

Director Scott Schwartz expertly guides the two thespians through the fast-paced production, coming up with enough schtick and side-splitting shenanigans for two shows.

Murder for Two, knocking ‘em dead eight performances a week.
Written February 1, 2014
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