Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, presents the world premiere musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder with book by Robert L. Freedman; music by Steven Lutvak; lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak; and directed by Darko Tresnjak. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder plays now through November 11 and features Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays, playing eight of the more than 20 characters. There is an Opening Night performance this evening at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below.
The creative team features orchestrator Jonathan Tunick; choreography by Peggy Hickey; scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, and sound design by three-time, Tony Award-nominee Dan Moses Schreier.
The cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will include Connecticut native Jefferson Mays (Broadway's I Am My Own Wife) as The D'Ysquith Family; Heather Ayers (Broadway's A Little Night Music and Young Frankenstein) as Evangeline Barley, Lady Eugenia; 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 (Broadway's The Little Mermaid and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Barber, Detective.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is produced in association with The Old Globe in San Diego.
The production plays October 11 through November 11. Evening performances are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and a special Stay/Play performance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31. Matinee performances are Sundays and selected Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For a more specific schedule of performances, call the Hartford Stage box office at 860-527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org.