Murder for Two—A Killer Musical

May 12

November 27, 2011

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

book and music by Joe Kinosian
book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
directed by David H. Bell

Joe Kinosian

The Suspects/Book and Music

Joe Kinosian makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Regional credits include developmental productions of Murder for Two in San Francisco and the Adirondack Theatre Festival. For the past three years, he has served as musical director and performer in the Off Broadway musical Dear Edwina; his combination of acting and piano playing was also featured in the Hangar Theatre's production of Dirty Blonde, with Emily Skinner. Mr. Kinosian's New York credits include: actor in The Hudsucker Proxy (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Beatsville (National Alliance for Musical Theatre); and pianist for the pre-Broadway workshops of The Color Purple. He met Kellen Blair at the BMI Musical Theatre Writers' Workshop, which in its first year honored Mr. Kinosian with the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement. Mr. Kinosian also writes songs for the New York City-based pop band Amy Lynn and the Gunshow.

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