A Killer Party: Broadway stars set for new digital musical available to stream

A line up of Broadway stars make up the cast of a brand new digital musical.

A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical will play out over eight short episodes and will be released online from August 5.

You can purchase the series online here, costing just under £8.00 ($9.99) and watch the first episode immediately.

The piece stars Jessica Keenan Wynn as Detective Case, Michael James Scott as Varthur McArthur, Krystina Alabado as Lily Wright, Carolee Carmello as Justine Case, Drew Gehling as Cameron Mitchelljohn, Jackie Burns as Joan McArthur, Laura Osnes as Vivika Orsonwelles, Jarrod Spector as George Murderer, Alex Newell as Shea Crescendo, Miguel Cervantes as Clarke Staples and Jeremy Jordan as… Jeremy Jordan.

A synopsis of the musical shares: “When Varthur McArthur, the artistic director of a failing theater in Duluth, invites his troupe of disgruntled actors and collaborators to the first read of an ‘immersive murder mystery dinner party,’ no one knew that he would be the victim. Or did they? Enter eager, determined, and untested Detective Justine Case.

“After sequestering the guests into separate rooms (because, you know, social-distancing), she gets down to finding out whodunnit, discovering secret affairs, life-long grudges, backstage drama, and a lot of musical theater song and dance. Sifting through lies and red herrings and a truly baffling murder mystery script left by the deceased, Case vows to find the truth and secure her future as a great detective.”

The musical features music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Kait Kerrigan.

Marc Bruni directs with costume design by Bobby Pearce, music production by Billy Jay Stein and video post-production by HMS Media.

Howland said: “A Killer Party is a collaboration between more than 40 Broadway professionals all working together remotely, bringing together actors and musicians, writers and creatives, press agents, backstage personnel, and post-production editors and mixers.

“A Killer Party is not only a new musical, but represents a new type of musical, and when you purchase it, you are supporting these artists “on stage” and behind-the-scenes. In return, we hope to provide some laughter and levity in this time when so much of our community is struggling.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.