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Best of Broadway presents virtual ‘A Killer Party – A Murder Mystery Musical’

UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Best of Broadway announced on Wednesday “A Killer Party – A Murder Mystery Musical,” a new musical premiering online in August, and STCU Best of Broadway patrons have access to “A Killer Party” at $9.99 for the entire nine-part series through Tuesday.

“A Killer Party” stars Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl,” “Bonnie & Clyde”), Laura Osnes (“Cinderella,” “Grease”), Alex Newell (“Glee,” “Once on This Island”), Carolee Carmello (“Scandalous,” “Parade”), Miguel Cervantes (“Hamilton”), Drew Gehling (“Waitress”), Jarrod Spector (“The Cher Show,” “Jersey Boys”), Jessica Keenan Wynn (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Heathers”), Michael James Scott (“Aladdin,” “The Book of Mormon”), Krystina Alabado (“Mean Girls”) and Jackie Burns (“Wicked,” “If/Then”).

Patrons will receive the full 85-minute filmed musical, plus behind-the-scenes footage, including cut material and more, and an exclusive free song when ordering before Wednesday. “A Killer Party” will be available for streaming beginning Wednesday and will be released three episodes at a time.

The plot: 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 Detective Case. After sequestering the guests into separate rooms (because, you know, social distancing), she gets down to finding out whodunnit, uncovering secret affairs, backstage drama, life-long grudges and a lot of musical theater song and dance.

A collaboration of more than 50 Broadway pros working together remotely, “A Killer Party” is a new type of musical. With a purchase of the series, patrons support the artists “on stage” and behind-the-scenes while the cast provides the entertainment. A portion of the purchase price also will support the STCU Best of Broadway series.

The creative team includes Jason Howland (“Little Women,” music), Nathan Tysen (“Amelie,” lyrics), Marc Bruni (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” direction) and Bobby Pearce (“Taboo,” costume design).

To order the series, go to akillerpartymusical.com/broadway-spokane. The price increases to $12.99 on Wednesday.

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