PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Murder For Two Songwriters Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Pick Songs About "Murder and Mayhem"

By Michael Gioia
15 Jan 2014

"Mack the Knife" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht). We think a lot of people play this infectiously catchy tune in the background at parties and have no idea it's telling the story of a ruthless killer. The swinging fun music and the gruesome imagery make for a delightful juxtaposition.