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, where they're currently Advanced Members. 

Murder For Two, their award-winning murder mystery musical comedy, made its off-Broadway debut at Second Stage Uptown and is currently running at off-Broadway's New World Stages! The show's world premiere took place at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2011 (where it was extended four times and ran for over six months). Developmental productions took place at the Adirondack Theater Festival, the Hangar Theater, and 42nd Street Moon.

Kellen and Joe's song "If He Knew Me" recently had its Broadway debut at the 2013 Theatre World Awards. They're proud members of ASCAP and recipients of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award. Their work has also been showcased at the York Theater's 2012 NEO concert, the Adirondack Theater Festival's Second Act Cabaret, The Kennedy Center's "Broadway Today and Tomorrow" series, the Kauffman Center's "Bound for Broadway" concert, and a November 2012 New York Theatre Barn Concert. Past work includes Pirates Don't Change Diapers for TheatreWorks USA and two Christmas songs for the 2009 and 2010 Lincoln Center Annual Holiday Songbooks. They also took part in the 2010 Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project, where their song, "You're Mine Until", was selected to be part of a gala concert honoring Stephen Schwartz. They received a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical ("Murder For Two"). 

Currently, Joe and Kellen are 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.