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BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is Great Fun at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is Great Fun at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

So, this was my first time seeing A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, and as the plot began to unfold, I was struck by its similarity to a film I saw many years before. Growing up I remember watching selections from the Janus Films collection on my local PBS station (KETC, channel 9 in St. Louis), and the film that immediately came to mind was Kind Hearts and Coronets, which featured Alec Guinness in a variety of roles. Reading the program I noticed that Roy Borniman's novel of the same name was the basis for this Tony winning musical. Mystery solved. This is a wonderfully fun take on the story, and makes for an engaging and highly entertaining experience. Even if you've never seen the movie or read the book, you'll find plenty to love about this splendid adaptation that makes it all seem very fresh and funny! (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Lyric StageBWW Review: CAMELOT at Lyric Stage
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Sep 13, 2016

Lyric Stage at the Irving Arts Center once again brings an off forgotten show back to life with their most recent production, Camelot.  While the text of the show has had its fair share of revisions and struggles, due in part to a wordy book, Lyric's production manages to bring smiles to the audience and music to their ears. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on TourGENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Equal parts killing and comedy, with a dash of drama is the recipe to the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Star Kristen Beth Williams to Lead Lyric Stage's CAMELOTGENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Star Kristen Beth Williams to Lead Lyric Stage's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Relive the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. (more...)

BWW Review: GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Aug 12, 2016

'A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder' is a delightful current work that leans heavily on the British Music Hall tradition of broad comedy and clever plot twists. 'The Gentlemen's Guide' won the 2014 Tony Award for best new musical play. Imagine a game of 'Clue' writ large. 'Gentlemen's Guide' is pure cleverness and fun. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Comes to the Fabulous Fox This FallA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Comes to the Fabulous Fox This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis September 13 - 25 in its First National Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drew Carey Visits 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' at 5th Avenue TheatrePhoto Flash: Drew Carey Visits 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Drew Carey visited the company of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder on Friday evening at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. The first national tour will be playing in Seattle through July 31, 2016. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

BWW Review: Outrageously Fun GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Hits 5th AveBWW Review: Outrageously Fun GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Hits 5th Ave
by Jay Irwin - Jul 15, 2016

When you're catching the touring production of a show you saw with it's original cast on Broadway, you hope that the folks on tour will be up to par at least somewhat. Such was my fear catching the touring company of the Tony Award winning Best Musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre especially for one quite daunting role where the actor must play nine different people. Well, luckily the touring company was completely up to the task especially in that one role making for a hilarious and rousing evening that only did honor to my memory of the original. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour Coming to 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Announced!A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour Coming to 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play The 5th Avenue Theatre as a part of its First National Tour, which launched in September, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is the Perfect Mix of Murder, Mayhem, and Good 
Old Fashioned Vaudeville Fun!BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is the Perfect Mix of Murder, Mayhem, and Good Old Fashioned Vaudeville Fun!
by Alan Henry - May 26, 2016

It's rare to go to the theatre and end up rooting for the bad guy - but that's exactly what audiences can expect to do at A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which opened last night at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Dazzles at TUTSBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Dazzles at TUTS
by Brett Cullum - May 5, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER plays out as if you took SWEENEY TODD, let Gilbert & Sullivan rewrite the score, and staged it on a revolutionary picture book set that utilized digital scenery. It's a show that will have you smiling from start to final curtain, and it's got an amazing amount of energy to share with an audience. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson TheatreBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Apr 22, 2016

Occasionally we venture beyond the borders of Ventura County to see what is going on in Los Angeles, and on this occasion, we couldn't resist taking in a performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. The 2013 show won Tonys for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical after its initial Broadway run and is now currently on its first national tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Stars Take the Stage in Angels' Cabaret in L.A.Photo Flash: 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Stars Take the Stage in Angels' Cabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Company members from A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER performed a one-night only 'Angels' Cabaret' titled 'Miscast: Songs We Shouldn't Sing From Roles We'll Never Play' at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on Monday, April 18. Presented by Center Theatre Group and the CTG Affiliates, proceeds from the performance will go to support CTG's education and community partnership programs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is Firecracker Full of Laughs - Rapson and Massey Rock!BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is Firecracker Full of Laughs - Rapson and Massey Rock!
by Herbert Paine - Mar 17, 2016

What an absolutely and utterly engaging and rollicking good time is A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical, now on tour and raising the rooftop at ASU Gammage. Propelling that rooftop to delirious heights is a sterling ensemble, featuring the jet-fueled performances of John Rapson and Kevin Massey; the fun- and pun-infused lyrics of Steven Lutvak's and Robert Freedman's score, conveyed with brio under the direction of Lawrence Goldberg; Alexander Dodge's majestic period set; and Aaron Rhyne's uber-creative special effects (surreal projections of the m.o. of murder). (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Kingsbury Hall is PristineBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Kingsbury Hall is Pristine
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 2, 2016

Best Musical Tony winner A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is playing at Kingsbury Hall to great, deserved acclaim. From its physical production to its performances, it is a pristine national tour of the hit. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Denver CenterBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Feb 19, 2016

There are a few places in downtown Denver where you can learn to murder someone, probably. I'd recommend you go with the one where there's singing and dancing. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder is playing at the Buell Theatre through the end of February. The other options probably aren't quite as pleasant. (Not to be confused with Murder for Two, playing just across the way in the Garner Galleria.) (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching up with Kristen Beth WilliamsBWW Interview: Catching up with Kristen Beth Williams
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 11, 2016

The wildly popular musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will be at The Memphis Orpheum February 9 - 14th. This daring, dark comedy hails from Roy Horniman's 1907 novel, Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal, told through the eyes of a man who bumps off the aristocrats standing in the way of his title. In 1949, the book was loosely adapted into the movie, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' which starred Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, and Alec Guinness. In 2014, Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak set the story to music. It has been nabbing awards and slaying audiences ever since. (more...)

BWW Review:  As Much 'Skillduggery' as 'Skullduggery' in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the OrpheumBWW Review: As Much 'Skillduggery' as 'Skullduggery' in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Orpheum
by Joseph Baker - Feb 10, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER must have been a 'labor of love' for Robert L. Freedman, who wrote the book: After all, it is derived from the brilliant 1949 British comedy classic KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, which benefited immeasurably by performances by Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, and -- most especially -- the brilliant Alec Guinness, whose impersonation of all the victims was a tour de force. Yet, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, with wickedly droll music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, is a deliciously poisonous bon bon all its own. It's as if Joseph Kesselring's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE had somehow melded with Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and somewhere 'up there' (or 'down there,' whatever the case may be) writers like Roald Dahl and directors like Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling at the production currently delighting audiences at the Orpheum. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Adds Performance to Kennedy Center Engagement'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Adds Performance to Kennedy Center Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Kennedy Center and the company of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder today announced that tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 3 p.m. for the newly added performance on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12 p.m. (more...)

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