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Walter Kerr Theatre

Based on Roy Horniman’s novel Israel Rank, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder finds Monty Navarro, a British commoner, discovering that he’s ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst and electing to murder the members of the odious D’Ysquith family standing in his way. In the process Monty keeps a mistress, Sibella Hallward, and courts the comely young Phoebe D’Ysquith.
 

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 17, 2016.

Theater

Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

Story

Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. (A single actor plays all the not-so-nice D'Ysquiths, adding to the merriment.) Meanwhile, Monty is trying to woo money-minded Sibella Hallward —until he finds himself drawn to young Phoebe D’Ysquith. How will all these convoluted storylines come together?

Show Dates

Preview

Oct 22 2013

Opening

Nov 17 2013

Closing

Jan 17 2016

Critics' Reviews

"Daring, naughty and ingeniously absurd! This witty and adorably wicked new musical stars the endlessly inventive Jefferson Mays in multiple roles. Bryce Pinkham is terrific and almost indecently charming! Beautifully sung by the lovely Lauren Worsham and sexy-as-hell Lisa O'Hare.”"

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

"Side-splitting! 'Gentleman's Guide' kills it with comedy! Jefferson Mays' comedic gifts are on glorious display in this delightful new musical romp. He seems to have as grand a time as you will watching him."

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

Show Dates

Preview

Oct 22 2013

Opening

Nov 17 2013

Closing

Jan 17 2016
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