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Robert Wins the Tony!

Robert L. Freedman was awarded the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the 68th Annual Tony Awards held June 8, 2014 to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2013-2014 season.  The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and was televised live on CBS.  Hugh Jackman was host.  The same night, awards also went to Darko Tresnjak for Best Direction of a Musical, Linda Cho for Best Costumes, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was named Best Musical of 2014.  Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak were nominated for Best Score of a Musical.  Also nominated were Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, for Best Actor in a Musical, Lauren Worsham for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Alexander Dodge for Best Set Design for a Musical, and Dan Moses Schreier for Best Sound Design for a Musical.  In total, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder received 10 Tony Nominations, the most nominations of the season.


Robert Wins Two Drama Desk Awards

Robert L. Freedman was awarded the 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and for Outstanding Lyrics of a Musical (with Steven Lutvak), for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards held June 1, 2014 at The Town Hall in New York City.  Laura Benanti was host.  The same night, awards were given to Jefferson Mays for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Darko Tresnjak for Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Lauren Worsham for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, and Aaron Rhyne for Outstanding Projections.  In total, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder received 12 Drama Desk Nominations, the most nominations of the season.


Robert Wins Outer Critics Circle Awards

Robert L. Freedman was awarded the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and Outstanding New Broadway Musical (with Steven Lutvak and producer Joey Parnes) for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards held at Sardi’s on May 22, 2014.  The same night, awards were given to Jefferson Mays for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, and Darko Tresnjak for Outstanding Director of a Musical.  In total, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder received 11 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, the most nominations of the season.


Gentleman’s Guide CD and Vocal Selections Book now on sale!

Buy the original Broadway cast recording, featuring a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, show photos, and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote here!

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New York Times 2014 Tony Award Predictions

Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood make their Tony Award choices.  The ceremony for the 68th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on June 8 on CBS.

Charles Isherwood

BEST MUSICAL
Will win: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Should win: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder