On this rainy spring day, we’re going to give away tickets to a deliciously dark musical . . . Murder Ballad!
Murder Ballad was a surprise hit earlier this season at Manhattan Theatre Club’s newly re-opened Off Broadway underground space, and now it’s back downtown at the Union Square Theatre for an uber cool commercial run.
It’s got a “killer” cast (get it? Murder Ballad? Killer? I made a “punny”) – Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones. And they’ve modified the Union Square Theatre to make the show “environmental.”
Environmental shows seem to be all the rage these days, with Sleep No More, and more recently, Here Lies Love and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 amongst others.
What is it about environmental productions? Is it a generational thing? Has the modern theater reached an age where our audiences (or our creators) are bored with seeing the same shows in such similar spaces that they’ve busted down the fourth wall and created fifth and sixth walls? Is it even neater if it doesn’t take place in a theater? Can any show be environmental?
While I encourage your comments on all those questions, it’s the last one that is the subject of this Giveaway. Pick a show, any show, and set it in an environment specific to the production (ex. Little Shop of Horrors in a Flower Shop) and I’ll pick one winner . . . and that winner will get two tickets to Murder Ballad!
Good luck! Happy Murder!
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