A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the Best Musical Tony Winner of 2014, opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on November 17, 2013. Book by Robert L. Freedman, Music by Steven Lutvak, Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. Set in Edwardian London, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro (played by Bryce Pinkham)—charmer, seducer and avenger—on his quest for recognition and family fortune. Jefferson Mays plays all eight eccentric members of the wealthy and powerful D’Ysquith family who go on to their great rewards in the course of the story.
Also featured in the cast: Lisa O’Hare (Sibella), Lauren Worsham (Phoebe), Jane Carr (Miss Shingle), Joanna Glushak (Lady Eugenia), Catherine Walker (Miss Barley), Price Waldman (Inspector Pinckney), Jeff Kready (Tom Copley), Jennifer Smith (Tour Guide), Eddie Korbich (Magistrate), and Pamela Bob and Mark Ledbetter (swings).
Choreography by Peggy Hickey. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Musical Director, Paul Staroba. Associate Musical Director, Mike Ruckles. Scenic Design, Alexander Dodge. Costume Design, Linda Cho. Sound Design, Dan Moses Schreier. Lighting Design by Philip Rosenberg. Casting by Jay Binder.
The World Premiere, starring Jefferson Mays and Ken Barnett, took place at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut, October 11 – November 11, 2012, followed by a co-production at The Old Globe in San Diego, California, March 8 – April 14, 2013.
Also featured in the cast were Lisa O’Hare, Chilina Kennedy, Heather Ayers, Rachel Izen, Kendal Sparks and Price Waldman.
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