Yellow Sound Label’s world premiere recording of MURDER BALLAD, the critically acclaimed new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, is produced by Michael Croiter and features John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Karen Olivo and Will Swenson.
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. This sexy, explosive new musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us.
The creative team for MURDER BALLAD includes: Mark Wendland (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design), Doug Varone (choreography), and Justin Levine (music director, vocal arranger and orchestrator).
“PLENTY OF SENSUAL HEAT. This steamy show is a love triangle with a razor’s edges. The show features taut, tart, and pungent lyrics by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash and inventive direction by Trip Cullman. There’s plenty of sensual heat generated by the cast in this savvy new musical.”
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times CRITIC’S PICK
“MURDER BALLAD ROCKS! This is a vibrant new rock musical with a juicy and entertaining story. Trip Cullman’s visceral, in-your-face production has lots of energy.”
- Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News
“ENERGIZED, DIRTY FUN. Grab a beer, get a table and make like you’re at a rock concert – because you sorta are.”
- David Cote, Time Out New York
“A HOT NIGHT OF THEATRE! With an energy that is electric, this show is going to get young people to the theater in reams. Murder Ballad is a Broadway fan’s wet dream.”
- Suzy Evans, Backstage Magazine
“FASCINATING. The performers belt out Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash’s songs with electrifying power. Trip Cullman’s staging has an undeniable intensity and Doug Varone’s dances possess a sinuousness that is concurrently sensual and sad. Murder Ballad has an intoxicating downtown-style environment from scenic designer Mark Wendland, and is lit to perfection by Ben Stanton.”
- Andy Propst, Theatermania