“If you like true crime and theater, then this is the show for you!”
The stage is set for opening night of the new Off-Broadway show everyone is talking about,
Murder In The First, a madcap murder mystery musical!
This highly anticipated theatrical tour de force features a versatile cast of four Broadway veterans, including award-winning actress Idina Mental, and fan-favorite performer Matthew Broadneck playing 36 different characters in what’s sure to be roles of a lifetime.
As a member of the press, you’ve arrived and been ushered to the club below for the red carpet treatment before curtain, complete with a step-and-repeat, champagne, and the chance to conduct private interviews with members of the cast and creative team.
While mingling with fellow members of the press and hob-nobing with Broadway royalty, you notice something seems off on Off-Broadway tonight. Tensions are high and arguments erupt around you as you wait to be ushered into the theater for the highly anticipated first performance of
Murder in the First.
This immersive murder mystery experience is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
But will the murders stay on stage? Or will you be called upon to use your investigative journalism background to help solve a real crime? There's only one way to find out: join us for
Murder in the First, only at SoHo Playhouse for a limited-time!
**ONLY 50 TICKETS AVAILABLE PER PERFORMANCE!
For each performance of Murder In The First,
ONLY ONE audience member per performance gets to act as the Chief Theater Critic of The New York City Times and receives special press privileges, including:
Play the Role of Chief Theater Critic for the New York City Times Special access to interview characters and creative team VIP front row seating Free champagne and cocktails throughout the show Special photo opps with the cast And secret special perks to be revealed
To purchase your ticket as the Chief Theater Critic, CLICK HERE .
Sarah Sutliff (Detective Edwina Drood) is a Brooklyn based actor, director, and immersive theatermaker. Off Broadway Credits: Centipede in James and the Giant Peach (Atlantic Theater Company), Lorena in the original Off Broadway cast of The Big One-Oh! (Atlantic Theater Company). Immersive Theater Credits: Edwin Pauley in Convention (The Irondale Center), Swing in Nellie Bly and the Women of Blackwell (Wildrence), Clio in The Order of the Golden Scribe (The Cell). Sarah is a resident company member with Drama Desk nominated immersive theater company Live In Theater, and is the founder and creative director of What May Come Immersive, currently in residency at the historic Harry Packer Mansion. www.sarahsutliff.com
Collin Blackard (Billy Bergamont) has performed, developed, and written interactive theater for over a decade. He got his training from Second city, iO Chicago, and the Strasberg Institute. He is a current company member with Drama Desk nominated Live in Theater, and What May Come Immersive. Theater Credits Include: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Pirates of Penzance, and many many works of Shakespeare.
Maki Borden (Trip Fallington) Recent Theater Credits: Our Lady of 121st Street dir. Phylicia Rashad (The Signature), Wolf in the River dir. Adam Rapp and Inanimate (The Flea), and A 24-Decade History of Popular Music dir. Taylor Mac/Niegel Smith (St. Ann's Warehouse), Then They Forgot About The Rest dir. David Mendizábal (Intar). Maki trained at the University of Texas at Austin and with the LAByrinth Theater Company as an Acting Fellow.
John Wascavange (Matthew Broadneck) Off-Broadway: I Spy A Spy. National Tour/Canadian Premiere: Murder For Two. Regional credits include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Gulfshore Playhouse); Up And Away, A Grand Night For Singing, and ‘S Wonderful (Pittsburgh CLO); The Cocoanuts (Utah Shakespeare Festival); A New Brain (Front Porch Theatricals); Candide (Quantum Theatre). John also wrote and starred in two web series: SMASH'd, a comedic theatrical clips commentary show for The Stage Network, and What A Drag, now streaming on Dekkoo. Twitter/Instagram: @JohnWascavage
Alison Wein (Idina Mental) is originally from New Jersey and lives in New York. A graduate of NYU Tisch, Alison also studied abroad at RADA. Off Broadway Credits: Drunk Shakespeare and The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ. Television Credits: Investigation Discovery's Mean Girl Murders and multiple national voiceover and on-camera commercials. Alison enjoys producing original work, writing scripts, and appearing in new media projects - especially anything funny. www.alisonwien.com
Imogen Finlayson (Kaitlyn Chinnoweth) trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York) and the Cours Florent (Paris). She has been with Broadway Murder Mysteries since Fall 2022. She is currently playing The Twins in The Art of Killin It (Futureproof). Additional Theater Credits: Nightmare Gothic (Teatro SEA), John Wick 3: The Continental Experience (One Hanson), The Woman In Black (Mckittrick Hotel and tour), Which Way to the Ivy Covered Well (Rochester Fringe Festival), A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Hermatige), What May Arise (Rogue Theater Fest), Tamerlane (Poe Fest International) and many more. Film Credits: As They Run, Caprices, The Reunion, The Pack, Suicide Station, Come On Lets Go and more.
Angela Mansberry (Sienna Stealer) is thrilled to be returning to the stage once again! A breakthrough star on Broadway at age 11, this aging child star and campy killer queen is what your grandpa would call “a hoot and a half”. A drag host, singer, and writer, Angela hosts weekly events at Albatross Bar, Kween, and Alewife Brewing in Astoria and Sunnyside, Queens. She has graced the stages of Madison Square Garden, The Stonewall Inn, The Ditty, Rockbar, and some girl’s grandma’s living room for a Jersey bachelorette party. Favorite roles include Winifred Sanderson in the Avant Garbage production of Hocus Pocus at Icon, Willard in The Strand Theater production of Footloose, and Diesel in the Howell High School production of West Side Story. 4UMom Follow: @AngelaMansberry
Emma K Campbell (Megan Phan) studied The Classics at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Opera at Interlochen and Shakespeare at Sir Paul McCartney’s LIPA in the U.K. Immersive Theater Credits: Touring company of Off-Broadway’s The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, America Immersion Theater, What May Come Immersive, and Broadway Murder Mysteries. When not fulfilling her desire to be Lucille Ball you can find her singing the National Anthem at Sky Blue Soccer or Road Runner Events, and she has opened for Broadway star Melissa Errico. She has performed in concerts alongside the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Martin, Debra Monk, and Neil Sedaka.
Samuel Van Wyk (Understudy) is an actor/improvisor based out of NYC. He is a senior company member with New York Improv Theatre and Comedy Sportz NYC. Besides working as a performer and host with these companies, he also teaches corporate improv training. Favorite roles on stage include Hal in “Proof”, Malcolm in “The Full Monty”, and Snoopy in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!” www.samuelvanwyk.com
Kai Koren (Understudy) is ecstatic to be making her Off-Broadway debut with Broadway Murder Mysteries! By day she plays Disney Princesses at children's birthday parties, by night you might catch her singing at Cast Party Open Mic at Birdland Jazz Club. She has performed musical theater and jazz all across South Florida, bringing her to venues such as the Palladium and Carnegie Hall. Currently attending Marymount Manhattan College for Acting and Film Production, she would like to thank Sarah and the rest of the cast for giving her this opportunity.