About A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
The hilarious, fast-paced Tony winner for Best New Musical wows audiences -- and has them rolling in the aisles.
Jefferson Mays stars in a scene-stealing performance like no other, playing eight very different members of the aristocratic D'Ysquith family. Monty Navarro (played by Bryce Pinkham) has just received the magnificent news that he could be an Earl. There’s just one problem. Actually, there are eight of them. That is, there are eight relatives in line ahead of him. What’s a man to do? Get rid of them one by one, of course!
Writing in The New York Times, Charles Isherwood called the show “delectable” and “inspired” and went on to rave, “Whether he’s plummeting into a frozen river while ice skating, being stung by a swarm of bees, swanning offstage as a Hedda Gabler who finds her prop gun carries real bullets, or merely succumbing to a spot of poison, Mr. Mays makes the most of the last moments of the phalanx of British aristocrats he so nimbly portrays.”
Two hours and 20 minutes (one intermission).
Did you know?
Jefferson Mays won the Tony Award for Best Actor for I Am My Own Wife, in which he played a German transgendered woman who survived the Nazi regime.
Director Darko Tresnjak is Artistic Director of Hartford Stage, where this production began.
This musical is based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman.
This is a fun, great night at the theater. If you love fast-paced theatrics, this is the show for you. Laughs? Sure. Quick costume changes? You bet. This is one show that’s sure to please lots of different people.
Good for kids?
Probably not. But kids over the age of 13 could enjoy it.
Walter Kerr Theatre Location Information:
219 W 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
C, E to 50th St. (Eighth Ave.); 1 to 50th St. (Broadway); N, Q, R to 49th St. (7th Ave.)
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