A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: complete cast announced

The complete cast has been announced for the upcoming Steven Lutvak's and Robert L. Freedman's musical comedy, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 17 Nov 2013, following previews from 22 Oct 2013, and booking through to 31 aug 2014.

Joining the previously announced Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham will be Lisa O'Hare (B'way debut), Lauren Worsham (B'way debut), Jane Carr ('Mary Poppins'), Pamela Bob (B'way debut), Joanna Glushak ('After the Night and the Music'), Eddie Korbich ('Breakfast at Tiffany's)', Jeff Kready ('Billy Elliot: The Musical'), Mark Ledbetter (A Christmas Story The Musical), Jennifer Smith ('A Tale of Two Cities'), Don Stephenson ('Rock of Ages'), Price Waldman ('The Little Mermaid') and Catherine Walker ('Ragtime')

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.

Bryce Pinkham

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