Ghostlight Records to Release the Original Cast Recording “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
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FOR RELEASE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
TO RELEASE THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
” A G E N T L E M A N ‘ S G U I D E T O L O V E A N D M U R D E R “
RECORDING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 13
NOW PLAYING AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
New York, NY (1/9/14) – 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 with Kurt Deutsch – will be recorded on Monday, 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.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder stars Tony® Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr. The show officially opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder features a book & lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music & lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Director.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was recently named to year-end ‘Best of 2013’ lists from the following publications: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Observer, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal, which named it ‘Best New Musical’.
Praise for the score of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder:
“…one of the most accomplished scores to be heard in the past dozen years,
beautifully sung by a rich-voiced cast. Gentleman’s Guide is
among the most entertaining new musicals in years!”
– The New York Times
“The New Undisputed King of Musical Comedy. Gentleman’s Guide is the most
fun you can have on Broadway right now! Filled with the wittiest, loveliest show
tunes in years.”
– Time Out New York
“A tour de force featuring rousing music by Steven Lutvak and wry, wonderful lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Lutvak .”
– Associated Press
Monty Navarro (Pinkham) has just received some really great news from his late mother’s lifelong friend Miss Shingle (Carr)! He’s a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title. So Monty does what any ambitious, highborn gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (O’Hare) (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (Worsham) (she’s his cousin, but who’s keeping track?), plus the constant threat of landing behind bars! But it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle…and be done in time for tea. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty’s fortune are played by Jefferson Mays, in one of the most breathtaking, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is directed 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), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design).
Tickets, priced from $99-$137, 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 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes, S.D. 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.
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 130 records in the last 13 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Ghostlight has won two Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon & In the Heights) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of Disney’s Newsies and new cast recording of Anything Goes. Other notable recent releases include Pippin, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Hands on a Hardbody, plus The Last Five Years, Giant, Dogfight, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and the premiere recording of Carrie. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Additional titles on Ghostlight include Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. It is expected for release this year. www.sh-k-boom.com.
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