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A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater Next MonthA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play Community Center Theater in Sacramento from March 7 through 12 in its First National Tour. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO TheatreBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the potential this delightful chamber sized musical would have touring the country. With it's compact cast and impressive unit set, the provinces are to benefit in attending this charming bon bon that plays out as a cross between a bawdy English Music Hall comedy and a zany British farce. Originally produced by The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's journey to Broadway paid off for all involved. (more...)

BWW Review: Figuring out why all the D'Ysquiths are dying in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: Figuring out why all the D'Ysquiths are dying in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE at Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 8, 2017

With a title like A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, you could expect a darkly toned show like SWEENEY TODD. Or perhaps something sexy like CHICAGO; or even something historic like ASSASSINS. While murder musicals have been done, you probably haven't seen something quite like this. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Thrills - and Kills - at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Thrills - and Kills - at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cillea Houghton - Jan 30, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER has been delighting audiences everywhere since its award-winning debut in 2012. Nashville got to experience that joy when it made its debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall opening night on Tues., Jan. 24. The show is nothing short of a spectacle, providing equal parts comedy with dark wit and standout performances to match. (more...)

The Artistry of GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Makeup Designer Brian StrumwasserThe Artistry of GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Makeup Designer Brian Strumwasser
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 24, 2017

Clearly, Brian Strumwasser is an artist, having garnered inspiration and expressed his creativity through a variety of media throughout his life. Beginning with painting and fine arts, the circuitous journey of life has eventually led him to his current career as a noted make-up designer for the national touring company of the Broadway hit, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)


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BWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the HippodromeBWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Hippodrome
by Tina Collins - Dec 29, 2016

Can murder be funny? It is when a group of eccentric aristocrats are involved with all the frills and trills of the Edwardian Age in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER currently playing at the Hippodrome (more...)

Spectacular A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is a Must-See at PPACSpectacular A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is a Must-See at PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Dec 7, 2016

It's true that there are countless musicals from yesteryear that are, and always will be, timeless classics. On the other hand, there is also a constant flow of new material being created, which runs the gamut in terms of quality and success. Many of these new works do not succeed the way that the age-old classics do. Others, though, become almost instant classics in their own right as they find critical and popular acclaim. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder is that kind of show and the current touring production at Providence Performing Arts Center demonstrates just how fantastic this very young musical really is. (more...)

BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on TourBWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on Tour
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 25, 2016

With such a fine set of frontliners behind him, John Rapson may not be a dominant as Jefferson Mays was on Broadway, but the touring show comes off as more balanced, the LOVE and MURDER more equally weighted. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Playhouse on Rodney SquareBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Playhouse on Rodney Square
by Rosanne DellAversano - Nov 18, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER: Why are all of the D'Ysquith dying? (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Play PPAC This DecemberA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Play PPAC This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder will play at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), December 6 - 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Boston Gets Schooled in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERBWW REVIEW: Boston Gets Schooled in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Jan Nargi - Oct 22, 2016

Tight harmonies and an even tighter cast make the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER delicious fun. Now at Boston's Citi Center Shubert Theatre through October 23, this totally original musical comedy by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak crackles with snappy wit and endlessly clever songs. (more...)

Broadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14thBroadway All Stars Perform for CAT Youth Theatre on November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) All Stars Benefit for CAT Youth Theatre on Monday, November 14th (7pm) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre is BAC's biggest & final event of the season!  The evening hosted by Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) will feature many Broadway favorites with a combined 34 Broadway credits (listed below), BAC's 2016 open mic winners & a performance by the students of CAT Youth Theatre. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER To Play Shubert Theatre This OctoberA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER To Play Shubert Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre in Boston October 18-23, 2016 in its First National Tour. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center, tickets are on sale at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org  or by calling (866) 348-9738. Press night is set forWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is the Perfect Serial Murderer MusicalBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Is the Perfect Serial Murderer Musical
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 12, 2016

If you like your Halloween entertainment a little on the wacky-creepy side, you will love Broadway in Detroit's “A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER” now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre. A musical about a serial killer could never be more funny. This show won four Tonys at the 68th Tony Awards in June 2014, including Best Musical. It is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman and its screen adaptation, the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets. Characters in the play are penned after real-life English aristocrats, primarily a frivolous British Prime Minister. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER To Play Shubert Theatre This OctoberA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER To Play Shubert Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre in Boston October 18-23, 2016 in its First National Tour. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center, tickets are on sale at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org  or by calling (866) 348-9738. Press night is set forWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

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 Welcomes Original Broadway Stars on Tour TonightGENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Welcomes Original Broadway Stars on Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Three members from the original Broadway Production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - join the cast of the First National Tour during its St. Louis engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, tonight, September 13, through September 25, 2016. (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 - Sep 12, 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...)

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