GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS WILL RELEASE THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING OF THE HIT NEW MUSICAL COMEDY “MURDER FOR TWO”

thumbnail Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the hit new musical comedy MURDER FOR TWO in early 2014.MURDER FOR TWO which was a hit at Second Stage before transferring to New World Stages, was called “a charmingly frenetic all-stops out musical comedy” by Entertainment Weekly, and has already extended its run through March 16, 2014. The album will be produced by Joel Moss with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer. Sign up to pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/murderfortwo.

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. MURDER FOR TWO features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics byKellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz.

Producers Jayon Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre recently announced a 10 week extension at New World Stages – Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). The show, which was originally scheduled to play through Sunday, January 5, 2014, will now play its final performance on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Direct from a critically-acclaimed, 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 began performances at New World Stages – Stage 5 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and officially opened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

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

Tickets for MURDER FOR TWO are available on Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and 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 are priced at $25 plus a $2 facilities fee, and are available for advance purchase subject to availability. The performance schedule for MURDER FOR TWO is 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 byJill 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.

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Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 130 records in the last 13 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Ghostlight recently won the Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon, and released the OBCR of Newsies, the premiere recording of Carrie, the new Grammy-nominated cast recording of Anything Goes, plus the OCRs Catch Me If You CanSister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Other titles on Ghostlight include the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperonewww.sh-k-boom.com.