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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: Bryce Pinkham joins cast

Bryce Pinkham will star in the upcoming Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman's musical comedy, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, opposite Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays ('I Am My Own Wife'). The show opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 17 Nov 2013, following previews from 22 Oct 2013, and is booking through to 31 aug 2014.

Pinkham is currently playing 'Longaville' in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Love's Labor's Lost.' He was last seen on Broadway as 'Carl Bruner' in 'Ghost.' He also appeared on Broadway in 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.' His Off-Broadway credits include 'Orphans' Home Cycle' (Signature Theater/Hartford Stage) and 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' (Public Lab).

Further casting for the musical will be announced shortly.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, based on Roy Horniman's 1907 novel "Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal," tells the story of Monty Navarro (Bryce Pinkham) who has just received some really great news! 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 (all played by Jefferson Mays). So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (she is after more than just love), his fiancee (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.

The musical features a book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak, and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, and will be directed by Darko Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey, all of whom are making their Broadway debut.

The creative team will also include Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), and Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design).

The musical is being produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes and John Arthur Pinckard, in association with The Hartford Stage Company and Old Globe Theatre.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder arrives on Broadway following a critically acclaimed run at Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, which starred Jefferson Mays.

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