The Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is about to embark on a new national tour, beginning September 27 in Elmira, New York.
The non-Equity tour, produced by NETworks Presentations, stars James Taylor Odom as all eight D’Ysquith victims and Blake Price as Monty Navarro. Colleen McLaughlin stars as Sibella with Eric McInteyre as Phoebe.
The 2014 Best Musical with music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak and a book and lyrics by Robert L. Friedman earned ten 2014 Tony nominations. Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresjnak, the show tells a farcical story of Monty Navarro, who after the death of his mother, finds out he is ninth in line for the D’Ysquith family fortune. Hilarity ensues as he kills off his eight relatives to get his hands on the fortune. Meanwhile, Monty finds himself entangled in a love triangle. In the video above (“I’ve Decided to Marry You”) he juggles his mistress, Sibella, with his new love Phoebe. The show embarked on its first national tour in September of 2015.
The ensemble of this 2017–2018 tour includes Timothy Aaron Cooper, Ashton Michael Corey, Mia Fitzgibbon, Colleen Gallagher, Briana Gantsweg, Kristen Kane, Tyler Lenhart, Conor McGiffin, Ryne Nardecchia, and Rosie Webber.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. The creative team for this production includes direction and choreography by Peggy Hickey (Anastasia), based on Broadway’s original Tony Award-winning direction by Darko Tresnjak (Anastasia) and her own original choreography. The design and production team is comprised of two-time Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge, scenic design (Anastasia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame); Tony Award-winning Linda Cho, costume design (Anastasia); Adam Cates, Associate Director and Choreographer (Anastasia); Philip S. Rosenberg, lighting design (The Elephant Man, It’s Only a Play); four-time Tony Award-nominated Dan Moses Schreier, sound Design (Into the Woods, American Psycho); Aaron Rhyne, projection design; and Jason Styres, CSA, casting. Original orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Supervisor.
For additional information, including the touring schedule, visit GentlemansGuideOnTour.com.
Take a look back at this milestone moment in the Broadway production: