Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays and the Cast and Creatives of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Meet the Press
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder stars Bryce Pinkham as the black sheep of the D'Ysquith family who decides to eliminate the eight heirs standing in the way to his dukedom. Jefferson Mays plays all eight of the D'Ysquith heirs. Here, Pinkham and Mays are joined by castmates Lauren Worsham and Lisa O'Hare, director Darko Tresnjak and songwriters Steven Lutvak (music and lyrics) and Robert L. Freeman (lyrics) to chat with Playbill about the five-year gestation of the show — built around the talents of Mays — and the musical and theatrical influences that were incorporated. Performances begin Oct. 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. See a musical preview of the show.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.