Kellen Blair, Joe Kinosian: Writing the Book
What’s the key to writing the book to a musical? Sit down with Murder for Two writers KELLEN BLAIR and JOE KINOSIAN as they explain why they write the book before the music, and how spending lots of time with good books and music can make all the difference.
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair may have started out in film school, but it didn’t take them long to realize their true calling lay in the world of musical theatre. The two met during their time at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and soon joined forces to work as a writing duo. Straight out of school and splitting the writing of the book 50/50, Joe composed and Kellen wrote the lyrics for the very successful Murder for Two, now at New World Stages.
From the ShowbizU archives: Apples and Oranges Arts produced a series of videos interviewing broadway producers, actors, writers, designers, and composers. We’re releasing them all for free here on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned as we add more videos from the archive!