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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

October 12 – November 11

Book by Robert L. Freedman | Music by Steven Lutvak
Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak
Choreographed by Peggy Hickey | Directed by Darko Tresnjak

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Photos by Joan Marcus

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission.
Recommended ages: 12 & up.
Performance includes cigarette smoke on stage and the use of a strobe light. 

Join us for a delightful evening of music, merriment… and murder. Set in the elegant Edwardian era, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro—a charmer, seducer and avenger—on his quest for recognition and family fortune. Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays leads an international cast in what we like to call the very model of a modern major musical.

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Artistic Team

Set Designer
Alexander Dodge

Costume Designer
Linda Cho

Lighting Designer
Philip Rosenberg

Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier

Projection Designer
Aaron Rhyne

Orchestrator
Jonathan Tunick

Copyist
Emily Grishman

Musical Director/ Conductor/ Piano Player
Paul Staroba

Associate Musical Director
Mike Ruckles

Vocal Arrangements
Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak

Assistant Director
Christina Pellegrini

Dialect Coach
Gillian Lane-Plescia

Stage Manager
Susie Cordon 

Assistant Stage Manager
Brian Rardin 

Cast

The D’Ysquith Family
Jefferson Mays 

Montague D’Ysquith Navarro
Ken Barnett 

Sibella Hallward
Lisa O’ Hare 

Phoebe  D’Ysquith 
Chilina Kennedy 

Barber/Detective
Price Waldman 

Evangeline Barley, Lady Eugenia
Heather Ayers 

Miss Marietta Shingle/Tour Guide
Rachel Izen

Farmer/Warden
Kendal Sparks 

Principal Production Support

THE RICHARD P. GARMANY FUND AT THE HARTFORD FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC GIVING

Production Sponsor

THE CHERYL CHASE & STUART BEAR FAMILY FOUNDATION

Restaurant Partner

Press Reviews

The New York Times
Hartford Courant
Variety
Hartford Examiner
Hartford Advocate
Berkshire Eagle
Zip06 – Shoreline Publishing
Artes Magazine
Talkin’ Broadway
In the Spotlight
Curtain Up

Audience Reviews

“Superb! From sets to music to talent, Darko has created something very special. You’ve got 5 weeks Hartford to get to Hartford Stage before someone smart takes this to Broadway!”

“Great fun. Well done!”

“Superb! The acting, choreography, staging were top-rated.”

“All-around amazing production. Great job…I was delighted!”

“Jefferson Mays is outstanding. Costumes are brilliant!”

“The most clever lyrics I’ve heard in many, many years.”

“Staging was particularly impressive. Voices were wonderful!”

“It was superbly performed. We thoroughly enjoyed it!”

“This was the most clever, entertaining musical we’ve seen in a long time. Love the variety of plays we are getting from Darko.”

Press

Interview with Darko Tresnjak and Chilina Kennedy on NBC Connecticut
Composing team set to premiere ‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Hartford Stage Announces Cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays to Lead Hartford Stage’s A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

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