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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Closed January 17, 2016

"This delightful show will lift the hearts of all those who've been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form: musicals that match streams of memorable melody with fizzily witty turns of phrase."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder?

last chance to see this Tony-winning Musical!

The darling of the 2014 Tony Awards, A Gentleman's Guide earned an eye-watering 10 nominations and two high profile wins, Best Musical and Book. Richly deserved, for this unabashed celebration of theater is a wonderful black comedy whose acerbic wit and clever lyrical flourishes have rendered it a storming commercial and critical success. Ben Brantley of the New York Times called the score among, 'The most accomplished heard on Broadway in the last dozen years or so'. This is your last chance to see this production of the Broadway smash - it's closing January 17th 2016!

Charting the rise and fall of the social climbing Monty Navarro and his bizarre quest to off all that stand between him and the coveted D'Ysquith Earldom, this Edwardian caper is based on the classic Ealing studios hit Kind Hearts and Coronets, which starred Alec Guinness in the multi-character role now inhabited marvellously by scene stealing Tony nominee Jefferson Mays.

Add to this web of murder and deceit the extra complication of love rivals, the passionate and vain Sibella and the innocent and pure Phoebe, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an irreverent and hilarious new musical that is sure to make a wonderful evening out!

A guide to a guide...

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out that he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing Monty's mind...

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Before taking the Great White Way by storm, A Gentleman's Guide came from far more humble beginnings, premiering in November 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Previews from: 22 October 2013

Opening night: 17 November 2013


Suitable for ages ten and over

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes including intermission

Cast and Creative


Jefferson Mays as The D'Ysquiths x 8

Catherine Walker as Phoebe D'Ysquith

Jeff Kready as Monty Navarro

Bryce Pinkham returns as Monty Navarro July 28!

Scarlett Strallen as Sibella Hallward

Carole Shelley as Miss Shingle

Sandra DeNise as Miss Barley

Joanna Glushak as Lady Eugenia

Kevin Massey as Tom Copley

Price Waldman as Detective

Pamela Bob

Greg Jackson

Eddie Korbich

Don Stephenson

Mark Ledbetter

Jennifer Smith

Kathy Voytko


Book by Robert L. Freedman

Music by Steven Lutvak

Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak

Based on the Novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman

Choreography by Peggy Hickey

Directed by Darko Tresnjak


Tony Awards 2014

Best Musical
Best Musical Best Book of a Musical Robert L. Freedman
Best Direction of a Musical Darko Tresnjak
Best Costume Design of a MusicalLinda Cho

2014 Drama Desk Awards

Won Outstanding Musical
Won Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jefferson Mays
Won Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Lauren Worsham
Won Outstanding Director of a Musical - Darko Tresnjak

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Splendidly mischievous and sparkles with fun!

As you walk into the extravagant Walter Kerr theatre there certainly is an air about it, double that with the even more lavish set of a stage within the stage, and the scene is set for a twist of theatrics!

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