Murder for Two Off BroadwayHere’s a big giveaway from a small show!

Murder for Two, the critically acclaimed Off Broadway hit, isn’t just giving away tickets.  They’re giving away tickets and a cast recording!  (Whoop!  Whoop!)

Don’t know about Murder for Two?  

Murder for Two is that endangered species – a commercial Off Broadway musical.  And this one has gotta be great, because it’s bucking the trend and still running strong over at New World Stages.  Why is it working?

What works best Off Broadway is unique entertainment, and Murder for Two, directed by Scott Schwartz, features only two actors in a whodunit . . . “one actor investigates the crime and the other plays all the suspects.  And they both play the piano!”

It’s an Olympic feat of theatrical performance.

And you can go for free if you win this week’s giveaway!

Here’s how to win:

There’s another murderous show on Broadway this year that features one actor playing a bunch of roles.  Murder by multiples are in fashion, it seems?

There’s a lot of unique Off Broadway shows out there that use the theatrical conceit of having one actor play many . . . or all of the roles . . . in a show.  Check out One Man Star Wars.  Or The Godfadda Workout.

What musical would you like to see performed by one actor/actress?  Hello Dolly?  Show Boat?

Pick a One Man version of your favorite musical, comment it below and you may win two tickets AND a cast recording to Murder for Two!

(P.S.  Speaking of that cast album, they’re having a cool release party on 2/11 at 4:30 at the Barnes and Noble on 86th and Lex – go and meet the cast!)

 

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90 Responses to The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to Murder for Two and the Cast Recording!

  1. Sarah P. says:

    Hmm, a one man Sweeney Todd could be pretty interesting. :)

  2. Nick Brown says:

    Pippin. He/she would have to be an actor/singer/acrobat/comedian/circus act. What a combo.

  3. Francesca says:

    A Chorus Line!

  4. Robert says:

    Cabaret, where the Emcee becomes all of the people in the story that he narrates.

  5. Aaron Deitsch says:

    A one-woman Next to Normal could be quite interesting. Similar to Alan Cumming in Macbeth, she could be playing all the parts in her head

  6. I would like to see a 12 year old girl do a one woman version of Into The Woods as if she’s reading the stories in her room. Could you imagine “Your Fault” as a schizophrenic solo?? It would be amazing.

  7. Bert says:

    I’d actually like to see Murder for Two done by one person.

  8. AmyKB says:

    how about a one-man Company? Bobby singing everything. :)

  9. Saya says:

    Avenue Q!

  10. The Last Five Years could be impressive, if an actor/actress had the vocal range and the ability to play both genders.

  11. Brian says:

    Chaplin, Rob McClure gave a phenomenal performance that could hold your attention for at least 3 hours, he could do it solo easily.

  12. Randi says:

    Pippin!

  13. David Merrick Jr says:

    LES MIZ…I can see the actor flipping back and forth between Valjean and Javert, as in JECKYLL AND HYDE.

    This will be especially good when Javert says to Valjean, “Haven’t we met before…?”

  14. Katie M says:

    One-person Phantom would be fantastic! Imagine switching from Phantom to Christine in one conversation.

  15. Chris says:

    How about “Cat”? :D

  16. brian says:

    The little mermaid would be an interesting choice.

  17. I think Pippin would be amazing and could actually work quite well.

  18. One man musical “Chess” every night the winner is… the lead!: )

  19. Jerome says:

    A one-person version of Beauty and the Beast would be very interesting. :)

  20. Easy, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, a musical that I sing, all of the parts, alone, every Good Friday. So, if I can do it…

  21. John P. says:

    Annie

  22. Brandon P. says:

    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. It’s already been done by Peaches, but I never got to see it. I heard it was incredible…

  23. Randi says:

    I’d love to see this show! I think the best part of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ was by far Jefferson Mays playing all the family members. I love this trend. And I love the above suggestions of ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Next to Normal’. How about Evita? Che would be a part of her subconscious.

  24. Bryan Austermann says:

    I’d love to see a one man version of The Drowsy Chaperone! JUST the Man in Chair alone in his apartment acting out all the roles. It would be fantastic.

  25. Rick Shulman says:

    How about “I Do, I Do”? I suppose it would be called just “I Do”.

  26. Tracey says:

    I’d like to see the “man in chair” play all the parts in his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone!!!

  27. Stephanie Ross says:

    Curtains could be fun. Or, like others have said, Drowsy Chaperone. I love the idea of Next to Normal or Cabaret!

  28. Tracey says:

    Yikes! I didn’t see that someone already beat me to the punch with the “man in chair” from Drowsy so how about this: Squeegee man from RENT recounts all the drama from Alphabet City into an awesome one man show!

  29. Brian says:

    Sideshow!

  30. Stephen J. Marmon says:

    Hugh Jackman doing Avenue Q!

  31. Emily Robinson says:

    How to Succeed!

  32. Cara C says:

    Sunday in the Park with George, Mandy Patinkin reprising his role and then singing from the perspective of his subjects. Done!

  33. Rosie says:

    42nd Street would be totally cool with one person doing all the tap dancing.

  34. Gail says:

    “The Secret Garden” with Mary Lennox acting out her life story!

  35. Scott Kirschenbaum says:

    Fiddler on the Roof–Tevye is a natural storyteller

  36. Qun says:

    How about Avenue Q? Although technically it would be played by one muppet…

  37. Nathan Clift says:

    Sutton Foster with a one woman Little Women

  38. Hugh Jackman singing both the Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow leads in “Carousel” ….he’s already proven he can do it all … and more.
    Such magnificent songs and they are gloriously gender adaptable.
    Now THAT would be the hottest ticket in town!

  39. Keni Fine says:

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    All played by Tim Curry or his progeny.
    Call it: “OH, ROCKY!”
    (Isn’t that opening soon?)

  40. Dave says:

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee could work great, I think. (But keep the audience participants …)

  41. Ed says:

    Kinky Boots

  42. Sol says:

    Seussical. A single actorplaying both Horton AND every who. Jeje. I can picture it!

  43. Ed from CT says:

    Xanadu, because- as hard as it would be for one actor to play all the roles- seeing them do it on roller skates would just make it that much more fun!

  44. Kathleen Smith says:

    I would love to see HONK!, an Olivier award winner but which never reached Broadway, done as a one person show. BTW, I was planning to come in to see Murder for Two today but snow prevented the trip.

  45. Micah says:

    Sweeney was the first one that came to my mind. I like the cabaret and Next to Normal ideas, too.

  46. Fran says:

    La Cage aux Folles
    Man of La Mancha

  47. Hap Erstein says:

    How about One by One, the one-man version of Two by Two, Noah’s very picky passenger list on the Ark.

  48. Clare says:

    I would love to see a one man Sunday In The Park With George… its already slightly schizophrenic… and would be even more so as a one man show.

  49. Sabrina says:

    I’d love to see someone be able to master a one-man IN THE HEIGHTS. For 96,000 you could do it on a sound loop to cover all the parts!

  50. Amanda says:

    I’d pay good money to see a one-man MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. It could make for some really interesting voting situations.

  51. EllenFD says:

    FUNNY GIRL: Fanny could seduce herself in that private dining room.

  52. Cheryl Dzubak says:

    Wicked! With Elphaba ( the wicked witch) telling the story!

  53. LARRY ABRAMSKY says:

    I BET WE COULD ACTUALLY MAKE MONEY ON PRODUCING:

    NATHAN LANE

    SOLO IN

    “GYPSY”

  54. Elliot says:

    How about a one woman Merrily We Roll Along?

  55. Lisa says:

    I would love to see Wicked…the dichotomy of the good and evil witch as one person…who could resist

  56. Lisa says:

    old school…West Side Story….the story of a young adult growing up in an inter-racial family….stick to your own kind….what is my own kind,

  57. Fernanda Douglas says:

    I’m a pianist and I think it would be an incredible feat (and my loftiest dream) to do a One-woman/One-man production of “Company” by Sondheim and accompany yourself as Bobby. I think Jeff Blumenkrantz could totally pull it off.

  58. Ginger Dayle says:

    A musical version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” with a little girl playing all of the roles in her room. It could work! And think of all of the student matinees you could fill up. An educational ca$h cow.

  59. Roger Gindi says:

    A one-man CANDIDE would be lots of un, and work well because there’s so much narrative.

  60. BG says:

    Seussical where the Cat does all the parts

  61. Emily M. says:

    A one-man Company would be fascinatingly meta.

  62. CJ says:

    Cat Ballou Musical Western Comedy
    Love to see Hugh Jackman reprise the roles..
    Lee Marvin playing dual roles
    Kid Shellen..drunkard /Tim Strawn hired killer. Marvin won Best Actor 1965.

  63. Erinn Conlon says:

    Phantom of the Opera could use a new direction after running for so long. Perhaps a one woman version of that is just what it needs!

  64. Mary McCann says:

    One man Les Miz!!

  65. Duncan says:

    One-man Ragtime! It would be AMAZING.
    (Let’s get Margaret Cho for it)

  66. Kristen says:

    one man/woman A Chorus Line…maybe use a lot of mirrors.

  67. Jen says:

    Pippin. It could keep the Circus theme like this present revival but it will only be the leading player. They will tell the story like a storyteller acting everything out themselves, almost recalling.

  68. Ellen Orchid says:

    How about “Evita” or “Sunset Boulevard”? Those ladies would do a great job acting out all the characters. Or “Once Upon a Mattress” sung by Winifred?

  69. Joseph S says:

    In a one person “Lion King” the fights would be awesome! I could feel the love on that night.

  70. Candace says:

    Company!

  71. Kasey Clark says:

    I say “Mame”!

  72. fred hartwell says:

    Bye Bye Birdie featuring Danny Burstein.

  73. neil says:

    “She Loves Me” — Would love to see a Barbara Cook wannabe
    do “Vanilla Ice Cream” then she pivots and gives the title song wholly new meanings.

  74. Matt Bell says:

    A one-man version of Wicked. I can just see a Victor/Victoria-like scene while singing ‘For Good’.

  75. nORMA says:

    Phantom would be awesome!

  76. ECP says:

    Curses! I see “I Do, I Do–the two-character, decades-spanning look at a married couple–has been spoken for. But I’ll keep venturing into interesting duality/gender-shifting territory by nominating “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

  77. Susan says:

    Nunsense or Godspell

  78. Alex Bishop says:

    The Sound of Music would be hilarious. Have all the children played by one person.

  79. Helene Galek says:

    one woman Gypsy- just have Rose tell the story and do all the songs- thinking Judy Kaye, Debra Monk or in a gender bender twist – Mario Cantone.

  80. Paula says:

    My Fair Lady – the actor or actress has a half and half costume playing Eliza and Henry

  81. Jeannie says:

    American Idiot

  82. Brittany says:

    I’m thinking Cabaret. The Emcee could totally morph into the various characters and perform the different musical acts. That would be awesome.

  83. Diana says:

    I would like to see “Cinderella” as a one person show. All the changes from the different sisters to Cindarella would be a lot of fun to watch. But there would have to be a prosthetic foot so that the shoe would not fit, except for, of course, when it was Cinderella!:-)

  84. CJ says:

    Back To The Future….a new musical adaptation is in the works and I would love to see the lead actor who plays Marty McFly …play many of the other characters…such as his Mom who has a mad crush on her son!! I wonder what the travel vehicle will look like Jetsons comes to mind.

  85. Margarita Viera says:

    The Lion King.

  86. Margarita Viera says:

    Or even Godspell.

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