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Bloodsong of Love

Ars Nova

“a lot of blood.  In fact, in Simpkins’ staging, there’s enough spurting blood to rival a Quentin Tarantino film or a Martin McDonagh play.”

-David Gordon,


“A wildly funny, happily tuneful, and graphically bloody pocket-sized musical that regularly threatens to burst beyond the small Ars Nova stage.”

-Broadway World

“delightfully directed by John Simpkins.  That rare show that looks, sounds, and acts as though it’s setting a trend, rather than just following one”

-Matthew Murray, Talkin Broadway


“The charming new musical directed by John Simpkins is equal parts gruesome, zany, and heartfelt”

-Julia Furay, CurtainUp



Music Director:

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Sound Design: 

John Simpkins   

Jennifer Werner

Matt Hinkley

Michael Schweikardt

Chris Dallos

Michelle Humphrey

Jon Weston

book, Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

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