THE LEADING MEN: Jefferson Mays Wears Many Hats (and Boots and Bustles and Coats) in the New Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
By Evan Henerson
12 Mar 2013
Mays as Asquith "Assie" D'Ysquith Jr.
Photo by Henry DiRocco
Asquith "Assie" D'Ysquith Jr. — Young Dandy Mays: "He's a sort of a gap-toothed rogue with a pencil-thin mustache painted on his lip and a bowler hat that he wears at a rakish angle. I try to embody him with some horrible characteristic of the British upper class society of that time. He's a predator of the under class, a snob and a dandy with a rattan cane that he flourishes."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.