A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder
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A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder
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A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(2092 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
5%
Negative
1%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

Recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical, about a charming scoundrel with noble aspirations and the eight relatives who stand in his way (all played by the same person).

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90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy classic musical theater. This has plot, characters, laughs, music, lyrics...and great performances and staging. Mays dazzled.

Don't see it if you want a short evening; Act I was long (the early exposition wasn't great). If you hate G&S you probably sh stay away. All others sh go! Read more

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if great classic. Funny and witty. Totally entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like capers and British humor.

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
November 17th, 2013

"A true tour de force that is hardly likely to be bettered on Broadway this season...Despite the high body count, this delightful show will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form: musicals that match streams of memorable melody with fizzily witty turns of phrase."
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Time Out New York
November 18th, 2013

"Since it turns on the niceties of aristocratic succession, why not start the coronation early: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the new undisputed king of musical comedy. Filled with lunatic sightgags and the wittiest, loveliest show tunes in years, there’s not a weak link in the lively cast."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 17th, 2013

"The authors of the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder are aiming for droll comedy; especially in the knock-’em-dead performance of Jefferson Mays as various undearly departeds, they usually hit their mark."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 17th, 2013

"The show embraces a full spectrum of moth-eaten British comic archetypes, not least of them the frightfully plummy Adelbert, togged out in upper-crust hunting gear, his big number backed by the singing portraits of deceased forebears. Also unmistakably English is the musical’s judicious smattering of bawdy humor and double entendres."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 22nd, 2013

Overkill has seldom been more enjoyable than in A Gentleman's Guide, a thoroughly delightful and uproarious Broadway musical about an Edwardian serial killer who could be a well-heeled cousin of Sweeney Todd by way of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves."
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Variety
November 17th, 2013

"Witty and adorably wicked...the show’s heart is in the old music halls, where the jokes were vulgar, the songs were upbeat, the lyrics were in bad taste, and the thespians often got away with…well, murder."
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New York Post
November 18th, 2013

"The big hook of the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is Jefferson Mays. He doesn’t just give a performance — he gives eight of them, impersonating members of the same British family. And yet none of them really register."
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New York Daily News
November 17th, 2013

"An unforgiving theater fact: A musical can have everything else going for it, but without a great score it’s got a hole in its heart. Case in point — the fun but flawed “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”
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AM New York
November 17th, 2013

"With a thin premise, a sluggish book and unmemorable songs that vaguely resemble work by Gilbert & Sullivan and Noel Coward, the show makes for a tiresome 21/2 hours."
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New York Theater
November 7th, 2013

"The musical’s influences would lead one to expect a quick-witted comedy set in Edwardian England, and A Gentleman’s Guide delivers on this expectation. Jefferson Mays’ track record as a master of multiple characters promises some jolly acting, and A Gentleman’s Guide delivers on that promise. The musical is well-designed, well-acted, and well enough plotted (with some twists that are well-crafted.) Yet for all its cleverness and wicked charm, this is an entertainment I could easily have skipped."
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C
November 17th, 2015

"Darko Tresnjak’s clever, gorgeously costumed production…Lutvak has proven himself a first-rate songwriter in the world of cabaret, but his work here is less memorable than I’d hoped. There are a couple of very fine comic numbers, but I expected some more beautiful ballads…Still, if you want two-and-half-hours of mayhem and merriment, guide yourself over to the Walter Kerr Theatre. The only danger you’ll be in for is having too good a time.'
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B
September 21st, 2015

"I am happy to report that, although it has been running for close to two years, the production is as lively and polished as it was in 2013...The sets, projections and costumes continue to delight. The music seemed a little more monotonous this time and the lyrics were occasionally lost by less than ideal enunciation, but the show is still a wonderful treat."
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The Huffington Post
November 18th, 2013

"Everything about the show is so likable. I left Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder having had a perfectly pleasant time with a pair of talented new theatre-writers, in the company of a delightful cast.But rousing? No."
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Bloomberg
November 18th, 2013

"A stylish music-hall mystery in which we know whodunit from beginning to end, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” has lively songs, a congenial villain and a physically and morally flexible mistress"
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USA Today
November 17th, 2013

"Jefferson Mays shape-shifting and comedic gifts are on glorious display in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."
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WNBC
November 17th, 2013

"Theatergoers get two leading men for the price of one with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” a deliciously dark comic musical in which vicious slayings are played for laughs in elegant Edwardian England."
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StageZine
November 22nd, 2013

"A most delightful and charming evening...Director Darko Tresnjak has imbued the piece with lots of clever and delightful sight gags and they work perfectly. Whether it is the fault of the authors or the director, the two acts are uneven. A lot happens in Act I and not enough in Act II...Nonetheless, it is a smart musical and can be enjoyed thoroughly. 'A Gentlemen’s Guide' ranks as one of the highlights of the fall season."
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The Associated Press
October 17th, 2013

"There are different ways to make it to the top. You could start at the bottom and work hard, or breeze into the family business — or you could try murdering your way to success, as in the dazzlingly funny new musical comedy "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."
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Stu on Broadway
November 17th, 2013

"The musical is smart, funny, and entertaining. There are many aspects of the production to praise with primary honors going to the tour de force performance of actor Jefferson Mays...'A Gentlemen’s Guide' is smaller in scale, but nonetheless wholly satisfying... Director Darko Tresnjak assuredly guides the musical through its paces."
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