AuthorsMusic STEVEN LUTVAK
Lyrics ROBERT L. FREEDMAN & STEVEN LUTVAK
Book ROBERT L. FREEDMAN
DescriptionBased on Roy Horniman's novel Israel Rank, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder finds Monty Navarro, a British commoner, discovering that he's ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst and electing to murder the members of the odious D'Ysquith family standing in his way. In the process Monty keeps a mistress, Sibella Hallward, and courts the comely young Phoebe D'Ysquith.
PremieresORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION
Walter Kerr Theatre November 17, 2013
PRODUCTIONS: WHERE HAS IT PLAYED?
ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION Walter Kerr Theatre - November 17, 2013
Direction : DARKO TRESNJAK Choreography : PEGGY HICKEY Orchestrations : JONATHAN TUNICK Scenic Design : ALEXANDER DODGE Costume Design : LINDA CHO Lighting Design : PHILIP ROSENBERG Sound Design : DAN MOSES SCHREIER
Performer : JEFFERSON MAYS Monty Navarro : BRYCE PINKHAM
SYNOPSIS: WHAT'S THE STORY?
Monty Navarro has just received some really great news! He's a long-lost member of a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight minor issues, namely the other relatives who precede him in line for the title.
So Monty does what any ambitious gentleman would do: he sets out to eliminate them one by one, all while juggling his mistress (she's after more than just love) and his fiancée (she's his cousin, but who's keeping track?). Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle... and be done in time for tea.
A Warning to the AudienceEnsemble You're a D'YsquithMiss Shingle and Monty I Don't Know What I'd DoSibella Foolish to ThinkMonty A Warning to MontyEnsemble I Don't Understand the PoorLord Adalbert and Ensemble Foolish to Think (Reprise)Monty Poison in My PocketMonty, Asquith Jr., and Miss Barley Poor MontySibella and Company Better With a ManHenry and Monty Inside OutPhoebe and Monty Lady Hyacinth AbroadLady Hyacinth and Ensemble The Last One You'd ExpectCompany
Why Are All the D'Ysquith's DyingLord Adalbert and Mourners SibellaMonty I've Decided to Marry YouPhoebe, Sibella, and Monty Final WarningEnsemble Poison in My Pocket (Reprise)Monty Looking Down the Barrel of a GunLord Adalbert Stop! Wait! What?!Monty That Horrible WomanSibella, Phoebe, Detective, Magistrate, and Guard FinaleCompany