Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder

From 2,082 member  reviews
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). More…

"Gentleman's Guide" tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way (each played by Tony winner Jefferson Mays in what The New York Times calls “the year’s greatest musical theater performance"). All the while, Monty has 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.

2h 20m | Already closed | Walter Kerr Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2082)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting
87
Avg Score

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!

Also I'm reviewing past shows that I saw before joining Show Score. I saw G... Read more Read less

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.

73
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You like british humor and slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You dislike british humor.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if want a new-yet old-timey show that's great!

Don't see it if you want big dramatic numbers. This is light.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you love a great musical with great singing, dancing, acting and staging. the two and a half hours flew by! One of my favorite musicals!

Don't see it if You do not like a great musical with humor, great plot and hilarious at times It is fasted paced so if you have trouble keeping up with plot

50
Well-crafted, Tedious, Stiff-upper-lip, Overrated, Great acting

See it if Jefferson Mays is still in it.

Don't see it if you don't like British stiff upper lip style comedy.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy witty lyrics, slapstick, & British humor.

Don't see it if You hate British humor.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like classic Broadway, fantastic performances and singing, and great costumes.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a classic Broadway vibe.

74
Clever, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You really enjoy farce.

Don't see it if You think just because it won Best Musical that it has to be terrific.

73
Clever, Great singing, Dizzying, Overrated, Weird

See it if This was a big hit and curiosity got the better of me and I went to see it. It was much weirder than I'd expected.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows about murder and death albeit told in a light, musical way!

Also The staging and singing of "I've Decided to Marry You" was pretty incr... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love I genius comedy with brilliant acting and masterful direction and are a fan of British humor !

Don't see it if You don't like terrificly staged comedy.

76
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like seeing the same actor perform lots of different roles.

Don't see it if Fake violence and death bothers you.

90
Clever, Witty, Hilarious, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy period pieces and light, British humor.

Don't see it if you don't want to see Jefferson Mays in his tour-de-force role as 8 different characters (he's brilliant).

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you like an original production and want to laugh

Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious experience

96
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if you enjoy laughing your a** off.

Don't see it if have no sense of humor

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you are human. There's no one who wouldn't enjoy this rip-roaring good time with stellar the original leads Bryce Pinkham & Jefferson Mays.

Don't see it if you have no pulse.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if 2014 tony award winning musical! Original cast is back and bryce and jerfferson maye is just wonderful to watch together.

Don't see it if don't like monthy python comedy

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if So clever and fun. A new classic.

Don't see it if Historical, funny with whimsy is not your thing.

93
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want a joyous musical. You like a madcap story of love and dating do. Funny, beautiful to see, a real thrill of a musical.

Don't see it if You want strobe lights and rock music.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, New musical with old-fashioned feel

See it if you want a smaller, different kind of a musical that still feels like a traditional Broadway show but is a bit more operatic.

Don't see it if you only like big Broadway musicals with lots of glitz and glam.

Also Jefferson Mays was a master at playing the various members of the Dysq... Read more Read less

75
Somewhat disappointing

See it if You like light opera.

Don't see it if You like musicals with choreography.

80
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy dark humor and want a fluffy good time (with murder!)

Don't see it if You get antsy - the first act is not especially strong, but worth sitting through to get to the second.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if like silly fast paced musical comedies. Must see before it closes in Jan.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of a bit over the top farce.

58
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you like costumes and quick changes.

Don't see it if you are the kind of person who can see a joke coming a mile away.

90
Clever, Hilarious, Old-fashioned fun

See it if you appreciate classic theatrical magic. I saw it with Jefferson Mays & he was unbelievable, playing a dozen characters to perfection.

Don't see it if you get bored with anything written before yesterday.


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 ...
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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...
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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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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 smatteri...
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