A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder” Announces National Tour

Credit: Joan Marcus

Credit: Joan Marcus

Broadway’s Reigning Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder”

Announces National Tour 44-Week Tour To Launch In Chicago September 2015

New York – The 2014 Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will open its National Tour at  Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) in September 2015, it was announced today by producer Joey Parnes and Broadway In Chicago.  The show will play two weeks in Chicago September 29 – October 11, 2015 as the start of its 44-week National Tour.

“We’ve loved how much Broadway audiences have embraced Gentleman’s Guide, and enthusiasm for this show has reached far beyond New York,” said Joey Parnes.  “From the production’s world premiere in Hartford to its run in San Diego, it has already delighted crowds on both coasts.  We’ve been dying to bring it to the rest of the country so they, too, can see what all the fuss – and laughter – is about.”

Gentleman’s Guide 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.

Gentleman’s Guide officially opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim on Sunday, November 17, 2013, following smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. It went 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.   Gentleman’s Guide 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).

Gentleman’s Guide recently shattered the Walter Kerr Theatre’s house record for highest single-week gross, during the week ending December 28, 2014.  The show—no stranger to milestones—also recently celebrated its First Anniversary on Broadway, broke the cumulative box office record for the Walter Kerr Theatre, and received a 2015 Grammy Award nomination for its Original Cast Recording.

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), 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.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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