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%
(2097 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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Member Reviews (2,097)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
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.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
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.

1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
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

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
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

546 Reviews | 1879 Followers
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.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
78
Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if silly plays with absurd over the top concepts amuse you.The central character is tour de force opportunity for a comic actor.

Don't see it if the title leads you to expect nonstop hilarity. There's more potential than delivery.

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
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.

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
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.

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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