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A Two-Man Whodunit Musical Comedy? Yup!

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Ian Lowe and Kyle Branzel star in 'Murder for Two.'

On this week's Crossover, we take to the stage to hear about the Philadelphia Theatre Company's new musical comedy, Murder for Two, running now through June 28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Center City, Philadelphia.

With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects – and both playing the piano.

Our guests are the two actors/pianists playing the 13 different roles in the show - Ian Lowe, who plays Officer Moscowicz, and Kyle Branzel, who plays the other 12 parts. Jill speaks with the actors about their roles in Murder for Two. And we'll hear some of the music from the show, plus a few works that have been influential in the lives of the actors. Ticket information

Crossover with Jill Pasternak airs Saturday at 11:30 am on WRTI, with an encore the following Friday at 7 pm on WRTI-HD2.  Both airings can be heard on the All-Classical web stream at wrti.org.

It's his parents' fault. For Joe's sixth birthday, they gave him a transistor radio. All of a sudden, their dreams of having a doctor or lawyer (or even a fry cook) in the family went down the tubes.