Murder For Two Ticket Giveaway Contest

MurderforTwoposterUpdate: Andrew Beck has won the contest.

You can see MURDER FOR TWO for as low as $49.50. Visit or call 212-947-8844 and use code MRGENMAR1.

Win two free tickets to see Murder for Two,  a musical comedy/ murder mystery with a twist: One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all of the suspects. They both play the piano!  New York Times critic Charles Isherwood raved about this show when it was presented in New York this summer: “an ingenious miniature musical in the form of a snazzy vaudevillian double-act…..With just two actors, a piano and a prop or two, the show spins out a curlicued comic mystery story animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” Murder for Two is now opening with the same cast November 6th at New World Stages, at 340 W 50th St.

To enter the contest, please answer ONE of the following questions:

What’s the most memorable performance you saw of one actor playing multiple roles in a single show?
What show with a huge cast would you like to see played by just two performers, and how would it work?

logo M42 (1)1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through based on the order of your reply, not its content.

But you must answer the question, or your entry will not be approved for submission.

2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)

3. This contest ends Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.

You must also be in New York able to attend one of the eligible performances from now until December 21, 2013.

(Since I’m choosing by the order in which you submit, please do not write me more than once.  Make sure you have all the requirements — such as your Twitter name — before submitting. All submissions have to be approved, so you won’t necessarily see your entry right away. Please be patient.)

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

17 thoughts on “Murder For Two Ticket Giveaway Contest

  1. Jefferson Mays did a marvelous job in “I Am My Own Wife” as he played the various characters in the protagonist’s life. And he does it again, although with a tongue firmly in cheek, for “A Gentleman ‘s Guide to Love and Murder” which I caught in Hartford last year. I think actors are enjoying the recent influx of productions that allow them to play multiple roles within the context of a single character, specifically I’m thinking of recent productions I have caught including Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly” or even Jack O’Brien’s use of the three witches to play some of the minor characters in his new Lincoln Center production of “Macbeth” (as a witch assuming the form of the minor character), so that the witches become extremely dominant characters in the play, while interacting with more characters. @Queerbec

  2. It wasn’t too complicated but I still giggle when I think of Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood as Dick Datchery.


  3. Potted Potter was a hilarious show that had its two stars playing many parts. A little silly, but definitely very memorable and enjoyable!

  4. My favorite instance of an actor playing multiple roles is the entire cast of “A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS” at NYTW last year. The little subtleties that happened because of the multi-tracking, like the fact that Sean Allan Krill, who played Abraham Lincoln’s head of security, Ward Hill Lamon, also played his eventual assassin, John Wilkss Booth, are a huge part of what made the show so brilliant and so special.


  5. Bernadette Peters playing Dot/ Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. It was so interesting to see her play two related characters that were set 100 years apart.


  6. I would love to see Wicked only played by elphaba and Glinda! The show would basically be the same, but it would be really interesting to watch! @kyledmorales

  7. I also enjoyed Potted Potter with the two actors portraying a slew of Harry Potter characters while adding some audience participation.

  8. Does Nina Arianda in “Venus in Fur” count? It was kind of two characters with three personalities. While not necessarily a Tony-worth performance (oops–did I say that?), I think the way she snapped between each persona was alarming but effective. @ArtWineWhimsy

  9. I had the great fortune of being at the Shakespeare in the Park performance of The Comedy of Errors during an endless, torrential downpour. After a long delay and losing sound in the venue, the performance continued and was the most energetic I’ve seen, lots of fun and intimate (seeing as the majority of the audience left). Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater played the two sets of twins, which on a normal day would be impressive, however, this particular night was something else. @gubbabump

  10. Maybe 10 years ago or so I saw Christopher Fitzgerald play 45 characters in a one-man show at Cherry Lane Theater. This show, “Fully Committed”, was one of the funniest performances ever. @passagepoints

  11. I saw John Leguizamo’s “Freak” and and I thought he was brilliant. He is a dynamic actor! @Lavesq

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