A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will be on stage from October 11 through November 11. Opening night will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19.
Set in the elegant Edwardian era, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder traces "the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro-a charmer, seducer and avenger-on his quest for recognition and family fortune. It's a delightful evening of music, merriment . . . and murder."
Connecticut native and Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays
stars in this world premiere musical comedy, playing eight of the more than 20 characters. He appeared on Broadway in I Am My Own Wife,
for which he won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. His other theatre credits include The Best Man
(currently on Broadway, directed by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson
, The Cherry Orchard
, The Woman in Black
and Twelfth Night
. Film and TV credits include Alfie
and The Good Wife
The cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
will also include Heather Ayer
s (Broadway's A Little Night Music
and Young Frankenstein
) as Evangeline Barley, Lady Eugena; 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
(Goodspeed Opera House
's Sweeney Todd
) as Barber, Detective.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
is produced in association with The Old Globe
in San Diego.
Principal production support for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, with additional support from The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation.