About Us

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Joe Kinosian (music and book) and Kellen Blair (lyrics and book) met in the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in 2008 and have been collaborating ever since. 

Murder For Two, their award-winning murder mystery musical comedy, made its off-Broadway debut at Second Stage Uptown (before transferring to a commercial run at New World Stages) earning nominations from the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards. The show's world premiere took place at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2011 and was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical in Chicago. The show is currently touring around the country.

Kellen and Joe have had their work performed on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and various theaters across the country. They're proud members of ASCAP and the recipients of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award.

They're currently in development on several new musicals, including The More Things Change, a backstage musical comedy about two middle aged actors battling to set the record straight about their shaky romantic past.