Sara’s life is perfect—Upper West Side husband, daughter, and life—until her irresistible past blows back into her life in the form of an old flame, a dangerous passion, and a love triangle headed for ignition. Staged cabaret-style in Stage 4 with full bar service before the performance, Murder Ballad puts the audience in the middle of its action for a full immersive experience. It’s Studio Theatre like you’ve never seen it before. An explosive rock musical from Jonathan Larson Grantee Julia Jordan and indie rock singer/songwriter Juliana Nash (Talking to Animals).
Studio Special Events are one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences, distinguished by dynamic performances and innovative design.
The hippest new bar on 14th Street is in an unlikely, unmarked location—specifically, the fourth floor of Studio Theatre, with access through the back door off the alley...Studio’s David Muse has transformed it into an ingeniously devised, immersive production with an exceptionally strong cast of singers.
Dwyer is a slinky, sultry Sara—she’s ideal in the part, all appetite and remorse...Burden has an indulgent swagger that gives Tom a hint of danger.
Don't even think of skipping this one.
To produce the rock musical Murder Ballad, Studio transformed Stage 4 into a gritty dive bar—but strong pours and vulgar bathroom graffiti aren’t the only elements of the immersive experience. In this first-person account, House Manager Robert Montenegro details the usually cheerful front-of-house team’s transformation into a surly bar staff.Read More
Murder Ballad cast members Anastacia McCleskey, Tommar Wilson, and Cole Burden sat down with Assistant Director Nathan Norcross to discuss their experience working on Studio’s first-ever immersive theatre project and sharing that work with audiences in their very own dive bar each night.Read More
Murder Ballad, the rock musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash that premiered in 2012, is a contemporary, theatrical twist on a tradition that spans centuries and cultures.Read More
Studio Theatre's first rehearsal events are an opportunity for the full staff, board members, and interested donors and supporters to mingle with the artists of each production as they prepare to head into rehearsal. On March 17th, director David Muse and the creative team of Murder Ballad shared their vision for the play and gave a sneak peek at the immersive production design.Read More