Bryce Pinkman and Jefferson Mays will star in the upcoming Broadway production of the new musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
Previews will begin October 22 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, followed by an official opening November 17. The Broadway production was announced back in May, and follows a premiere in Hartford, Conn. and a later production at the Old Globe in San Diego.
Mays plays eight roles in the musical about a line of heirs, and has starred in the same roles during previous stagings. During those productions, Lisa O’Hare also starred alongside with Mays, and though her appearance in the Broadway version has been rumored, producers have not issued an official statement.
Pinkman will star in the production as Monty Navarro. He currently is in the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” and he’s also known for Broadway appearances in “Ghost” and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”
Here are the official production notes on the musical:
When Monty Navarro, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way — all played by Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (“I Am My Own Wife”). Set in England’s elegant Edwardian era, this witty music hall comedy explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top.
Darko Tresnjak will direct the musical, and he also directed the two previous stagings. The book is written by Robert L. Freedman and the music is by Steven Lutvak. Freedman worked on the Emmy Award-winning ABC miniseries “Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,” and also worked with the network on “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
The new musical is based on the novel “Isreal Rank” by Roy Horniman.