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1.152533In the new musical Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, Sara leaves here bad boy bartender boyfriend, Tom, and falls in love with another sort of guy. His name is Michael and he’s a NYU student of poetry. After the two marry and have a baby. Sara longs for the gritty life with her former lover Tom.


With a rock-pop score and a setting that puts the audience around and even in the midst of the action, Murder Ballad energetically tells the story of a woman named Sara who finds she has two loves. One is represented by the harrowing, dark bar life that’s led by her former lover, Tom, and the other is connected with the middle class values of a contemporary nuclear family that includes her husband, Michael, and their baby girl. Sara gives up her family for the life inside the pool hall and on a bar stool but when she realizes she has made a mistake, it may just be too late for Sara to get back to her husband and baby daughter. Murder Ballad is a tragic tale of passion, romance and murder.

Show Facts


Sara Caissie Levy
Tom Will Swenson
Michael John Ellison Conlee
Narrator Rebecca Naomi Jones


Music Juliana Nash
Lyrics Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash
Book Julia Jordan
Director Trip Cullman
Set Designer Mark Wendland
Costume Designer Jessica Pabst
Lighting Designer Ben Stanton
Sound Designer Leon Rothenberg
Choreographer Doug Varone


Union Square Theatre
100 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Preview: May 7, 2013 Open: May 22, 2013 Status: Closed Sep. 29, 2013

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