Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays to Lead Hartford Stage's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Hartford Stage has announced the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak and directed by Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will be on stage from October 11 through November 11. Opening night will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19.
Set in the elegant Edwardian era, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder traces "the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro-a charmer, seducer and avenger-on his quest for recognition and family fortune. It's a delightful evening of music, merriment . . . and murder."
Connecticut native and Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays stars in this world premiere musical comedy, playing eight of the more than 20 characters. He appeared on Broadway in I Am My Own Wife, for which he won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. His other theatre credits include The Best Man(currently on Broadway, directed by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson), Pygmalion, The Cherry Orchard, The Woman in Black, Tartuffe and Twelfth Night. Film and TV credits include Alfie and The Good Wife.
The cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will also include Heather Ayers (Broadway's A Little Night Music and Young Frankenstein) as Evangeline Barley, Lady Eugena; Ken Barnett (Broadway's Wonderful Town and The Green Bird) as Monty; Rachel Izen (Broadway's Mary Poppins) as Miss Marietta Shingle, Tour Guide; Chilina Kennedy (Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar) as Phoebe; Lisa O'Hare (My Fair Lady U.S. Tour) as Sibella Hallward; KendAl Sparks (The MUNY's The Producers and Les Misérables) as Farmer, Magistrate, Warden; and Price Waldman (Goodspeed Opera House's Sweeney Todd) as Barber, Detective.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is produced in association with The Old Globe in San Diego.
Principal production support for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, with additional support from The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation.