Monday, November 16, 2015

Pick of the Week - A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

Cast of "A Gentleman's Guide Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


    The Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, will play the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh November 17th through November 22nd in its First National Tour, that launched in September 2015. Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.
    The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER received ten 2014 Tony® Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.
    A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim in November 2013 where The New York Times raved “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE will LIFT THE HEARTS of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems A LOST ART FORM.” The Hollywood Reporter enthused GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE “Restores our faith in musical comedy!” and Time Magazine said “Just as I was about to give up on musicals, along comes A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER!”
     Tickets for A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER are on sale now and can be purchased at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue and online at TrustArts.org/Broadway. To charge tickets by phone, call (412) 456-4800, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (412) 471-6930.


Scene from "A Gentleman's Guide" Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

    A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is part of the 2015-16 PNC Broadway In Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America. For more information about the PNC Broadway In Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org.   
    A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Direction is by Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey. The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design), Brian Strumwasser (Make-Up Design), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Director.

    For additional information on GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE, visit www.AGentlemansGuideBroadway.com.


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