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“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Is Now the Highest Grossing Production at the Walter Kerr

Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder / Scott Braun
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New York, NY – The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is now the highest grossing production in the storied history of the Walter Kerr Theatre.  With a cumulative gross of $39,455,756 as of Sunday, December 6, 2014, it has just surpassed the previous record-holder, A Little Night Music ($38,704,673.50).  Last month, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder celebrated the 1 Year Anniversary of its opening night, and its Original Broadway Cast Recording was just nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Jordan Roth, the President and Principal Owner of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns and operates the Water Kerr Theatre, said, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder follows in a long line of beloved and award-winning productions that have made the Walter Kerr what it is.  Today’s news is a testament to the collaborative spirit with which Gentleman’s Guide was created, the tireless work of those who brought it to life and sustain its excellence, and the enthusiasm of the audiences who have so embraced it.”

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the winner of four 2014 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Direction of a Musical (Darko Tresnjak), Book of a Musical (Robert L. Freedman), and Costume Design of a Musical (Linda Cho).  It was the 2013-14 season’s most nominated production with 10 Tony® Award nominations overall, including dual Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominations (Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham), Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Lauren Worsham), Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (music: Steven Lutvak; lyrics: Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak), Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), and Scenic Design of a Musical (Alexander Dodge).

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th Street) to overwhelmingly rapturous reviews on Sunday, November 17, 2013, following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.  It has gone on to become the most nominated and honored production of the 2013-14 Broadway season, winning the Tony, the Drama Desk, the Drama League, and the Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical.

One of Broadway’s classic houses, The Walter Kerr Theatre first opened in 1929 under its original name, The Ritz Theatre.  Nearly six decades after first opening its doors to audiences, and after many iterations, The Ritz became The Walter Kerr in 1990, marking the beginning of a renaissance for the theater that has continued ever since.  Among its esteemed resident productions have been five Pulitzer Prize-winners and six Tony Award® winners for Best Play, including Tony Kushner’s iconic Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and its sister-play Angels in America: Perestroika, as well as Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion!, David Auburn’s Proof, Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out, and John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt.  Additionally, the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s renowned musical A Little Night Music starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury broke records during the 2010-2011 Broadway season.  Built in a record 66 days and designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, The Walter Kerr Theatre is regarded as one of the most beautiful houses on Broadway.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony® Award winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Catherine Walker and Carole Shelley, with Pamela Bob, Sandra DeNise, Joanna Glushak, Greg Jackson, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Kathy Voytko, and Price Waldman.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Direction is by Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey.  

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro (Pinkham), an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way (each played by Tony® winner Jefferson Mays in a hilariously head-spinning performance). All the while, Monty has 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 Hollywood Reporter raves, “Gentleman’s Guide restores our faith in musical comedy” and The New York Times cheers, “it will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”

The design team for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design).  Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven LutvakPaul Staroba serves as Music Director.


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Tickets, priced from $99-$147, are on sale via telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 / (800) 447-7400. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Walter Kerr Box Office (219 W. 48th Street). 

The performance schedule for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM, with 2:00 PM matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.  

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, 50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy, Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell, Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick and Robert Greenblatt, in association with The Hartford Stage and the Old Globe Theatre.

For more info, please visit www.agentlemansguidebroadway.com