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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a new musical comedy about a British commoner who can move up in the ranks as long as he can somehow thin those ranks. He elects to use his cunning to murder those who are in his way to his inheritance of the Earldom of Highhurst. Based on the novel Israel Rank, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Roy Horniman, the musical stars Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife).

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    Preview: Oct. 22, 2013 Open: Nov. 17, 2013 Close: Jan. 17, 2016


    Jefferson Mays


    Music Steven Lutvak Lyrics Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak Book Robert L. Freedman Director Darko Tresnjak

    In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Monty Navarro, a commoner in Great Britain, discovers that he can really move up in life if only he can get past the eight others in front of him who are ready to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst. After all, technically there is only one thing in his way, the family members of the odious D’Ysquith family, all of whom are in the line of inheritance. Monty decides to murder each one, while keeping his mistress, Sibella Hallward, courting the comely young Phoebe D’Ysquith and securing his future.  
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  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which is by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, was directed by Darko Tresnjak. Tresnjak staged previous productions of the musical at the Old Globe Theater and at Hartford Stage.