A love triangle gone wrong, MURDER BALLAD centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. Direct from a sold-out run at MTC’s Studio at Stage II, this sexy, explosive, new rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
MURDER BALLAD is conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Julia Jordan with book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash. Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Paul Weitz’s Lonely, I’m Not; Adam Bock’s A Small Fire) directs this inventive new show that critics have called “dirty fun with a fearless, sexy cast” (Time Out New York).
“STEAMY & FUN. A LOVE TRIANGLE with a RAZOR’S EDGE.” –The New York Times
“A CHILLING, THRILLING, ROMANTIC, ROLLER COASTER RIDE of a show.” –Paper Magazine
“ENERGIZED, DIRTY FUN with a FEARLESS, SEXY CAST.” –Time Out New York
“MURDER BALLAD ROCKS!” –Daily News
“UP CLOSE & PASSIONATE.” –New York Post