A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Cast and Writers Appear at 92Y May 11

By Adam Hetrick
11 May 2014

Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
Photo by Joan Marcus

Cast members from the Tony Award-nominated musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, including Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, join the show's writers for a special May 11 discussion at the 92Y.

Writers Robert L. Freedman (book/lyrics) and Steven Lutvak (music/lyrics) are set to share behind-the-scenes stories of the musical's ten-year journey to Broadway during the 8 PM evening.

In addition, cast members Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O’Hare and Lauren Worsham will offer performances from the musical.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder earned 10 Tony Award nominations, the most of any production of the season.



Based on the 1907 novel "Israel Rank" by Roy Horniman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder began Broadway previews Oct. 22, 2013, and officially opened Nov. 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Read critics reviews of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder here.

The cast album was released digitally by Ghostlight Records Feb. 25 and is now available in stores.

Mays (I Am My Own Wife) plays eight roles in the frisky romp about a line of heirs, family money and homicide. The cast also features Pinkham, O'Hare, Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman and Catherine Walker.

Here's how the dark musical comedy is billed: "Monty Navarro (Pinkham) has just received some really great news from his late mother’s lifelong friend Miss Shingle (Carr)! He’s a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title. So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (O'Hare) (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (Worsham) (she’s his cousin, but who’s keeping track?), plus the constant threat of landing behind bars! But it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle… and be done in time for tea. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty’s fortune are played by Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays, in one of the most breathtaking, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage."

For more information, visit 92Y.org.

Visit Telecharge.com for tickets to the Broadway production. The Walter Kerr Theatre is located at 219 W. 48th Street.