Steven Lutvak News

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...)

'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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Pride Films & Plays' SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Pride Films & Plays' next mainstage show is the Chicago premiere of Mark Campbell's musical revue Songs from an Unmade Bed, a love letter to gay men living in the city. Songs From An Unmade Bed is performed by Kevin Webb* and Jordan Phelps*, joined by understudies Jonas Davidow and Tommy Thurston on percussion, and is directed by Derek Van Barham*, under the music direction of Robert Ollis*. Scroll down for a look at the cast! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 26, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables' open in major suburban productions, a world premiere from Hershey Felder, a Chicago premiere from Pride Films And Plays, 'Carnival' spins, Harms and Scrofano feted, season announcements from Porchlight, Williams Street and Milwaukee Skylight, and more! (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...)

Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham & Lily Tomlin Set for NCTF 2014 Awards Gala Honoring Kristin Chenoweth, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

On March 31st at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor 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. (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Anne Bobby to Play 54 Below with Alice Ripley, Evan Pappas & More, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Celebrate the end of winter with Anne Bobby as she shares stories never told and brings songs rarely (or barely) heard out of deep freeze, in her solo cabaret debut, The Songs That Came In From the Cold, on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM at 54 Below (254 W. 54th St., Cellar, 646-476-3551). (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Now Available On iTunes & Amazon
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2014

The cast recording of new Broadway musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is now available digitally, both on iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of 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 - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD 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. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Winners Announced - Rebecca Russo, Jimmy Johansmeyer & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 23, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Connecticut winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and the Cast of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Walter McBride - Jan 14, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the hit new musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, currently running at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - which will be produced by Joel Moss withKurt Deutsch - was recorded yesterday, January 13 with for a release later this season. For more information or to sign-up for pre-orders, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/gentlemansguide. BroadwayWorld was there for teh recording session and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Rebecca Russo Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Connecticut! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

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