This Week on Broadway for February 16, 2014: Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair – Murder for Two


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair, the writers of the new musical, Murder for Two. We review Bronx Bombers, Dinner with Friends, Jonathan Groff in concert, Michael Feinstein with Laura Osnes and Julian Ovenden Carnegie Hall, Carousel @ NYU, plus some news.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, with Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks being his most recent. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook



Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook

MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayThe Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at and many other places on the internet.


Notes and links for the podcast.


Guests: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

Murder for Two book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair

Recording @ Sh-K-Boom: Murder For Two (Original Cast Recording)



MP+PF+JM: Bronx Bombers @ Circle in the Square, West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

MP: Jonathan Groff in concert @ The Allen Room

PF: Roundabout’s Dinner with Friends @ Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) through April 13, 2014

MP: Michael Feinstein @ Carnegie Hall (with Laura Osnes and Julian Ovenden)

‘Downton Abbey’: Meet Julian Ovenden, the man playing Mary’s newest suitor (and Wink Murder) — VIDEO

MP: Carousel @ NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre

PF: New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts



Hugh Jackman hosting the Tony Awards this year, June 8, 2014

Diahann Carroll withdraws from A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington. LaTanya Richardson Jackson steps in.





Post Script:



Next Week: 

Next show records: MONDAY, Feb 24 @ 9PM. The next show will (probably) be released on Wednesday, Feb 26. Our guest will be Al Samuels from 50 Shades The Musical.


Explicit: No




Murder For Two (Original Cast Recording)
Waiting in the Dark
Finale Ultimo (A Friend Like You)


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