Jefferson Mays News

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Steven Lutvak Set for THEATER TALK this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This week's guest on THEATER TALK is Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist (with librettist Robert L. Freedman), of the new hit musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Lutvak performs songs from the show for co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins and explains the musical settings and how they were conceived. (more...)

VIDEO: Jefferson Mays Talks 8 'Exhausting & Exhilarating' Roles in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Jefferson Mays plays eight different roles in the Broadway show 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'. (more...)

Backstage BOOK OF MORMON & 'GENTLEMAN'S' Tours, THE VOICE Tickets & More Up for Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2014 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Friday, April 11 at 10AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Cast & Creatives Set for 92Y Event, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

92Y presents an evening with the cast and creative team behind the best-reviewed show of the season, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Robert L. Freedman (book/lyrics) and Steven Lutvak (music/lyrics) discuss the production's ten-year journey to Broadway, with performances from cast members Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, and Lauren Worsham on Sunday, May 11 at 8 pm. The original cast album is released today on Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Celebrates Album Release!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has just released the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. The cast just celebrated the album release at Joe Allen and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE REALISTIC JONESES' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 07, 2014

The stars gathered at the Lyceum Theatre last night to celebrate opening night of The Realistic Joneses. The new play stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette ('Hostages,' 'United States of Tara,' The Sixth Sense, The Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall ('Dexter,' Chicago, 'Six Feet Under'), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts(Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; 'Homeland'), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nomineeMarisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salome). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals! (more...)

OCZ Announces Partnership With Private Label PC for Solid State Drive Distribution in the Americas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA - OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new partnership with Private Label PC (PLPC) for distribution of its complete portfolio of storage solutions. As the largest storage provider with a well established customer base, OCZ SSDs will be more readily available for channel customers in the North and South American markets.  (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of April 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 07, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC for the week of April 7, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of April 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC for the week of April 7, 2014! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Piques Interest
by David Clarke - Apr 04, 2014

When Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's musical comedy A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it received rave reviews and was hailed by many as the best musical of 2013. Earlier this week, Ghostlight Records released the much-anticipated OBCR of the comical musical; however, after giving the CD a few spins, I couldn't help but feel that I was missing something. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Kristin Chenoweth at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 01, 2014

Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Galas Galore! Kristin Chenoweth, HEATHERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kristin Chenoweth will be honored at tonight's NCTF Gala, MCC is hosting its MISCAST celebration, and HEATHERS opens off-Broadway! (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of April 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC for the week of April 7, 2014! (more...)

Cast of Broadway's 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Join Sky-Pony at 54 Below, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

On May 10 at 54 Below, join soprano Lauren Worsham -- Phoebe from Broadway's critically-acclaimed A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder -- as she introduces her Edwardian castmates to her rock band Sky-Pony. It's Broadway meets indie-rock in a supper club setting. (more...)

BWW TV: Jefferson Mays Receives Honorary Death Certificate for 1000th Stage Death In A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 06, 2014

At a special event yesterday, March 5, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production has reached the 1,000th death of its leading man, Jefferson Mays, since opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Mays' character dies eight times in each performance; and so, he has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any other Broadway actor. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and caught up with the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jefferson Mays Celebrates 1000 Deaths in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 06, 2014

At a press conference yesterday, March 5, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production has reached the 1,000th death of its leading man, Jefferson Mays. Mays' character dies eight times in each performance; and so, he has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any other Broadway actor. It was at yesterday's press conference that he was a awarded an honorary 'death certificate.' (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

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