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
$41.50 | $56.50 | $73.50 | $83.50
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
Student tickets by phone only, please.
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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Dan Moses Schreier
Musical Director/ Conductor/ Piano Player
Associate Musical Director
Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak
Assistant Stage Manager
The D’Ysquith Family
Montague D’Ysquith Navarro
Lisa O’ Hare
Evangeline Barley, Lady Eugenia
Miss Marietta Shingle/Tour Guide
October 16, 5:45pm
Join Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and his guests for cocktails as they discuss the why’s and the how’s of creating theatre.
Dinner + Design
October 17, 5:45pm
Sound Supervisor Michael Miceli shares what it takes to create the theatrical worlds of our season. Learn more about the magic that happens backstage while enjoying a pre-show dinner. (Dinner at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain).
The Producer's Table
October 25, 5:45pm
Managing Director Mike Stotts hosts a pre-show dinner, where he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a play. (Tour at 5:45 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain.
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
October 18, Noon
A preview of select scenes from the production, followed by an intimate Q&A session with the Actors and Director. Enter to win great prizes and receive special show discounts just for attending!
LGBT Night Out
October 18, 6:15pm
Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Enjoy a lecture from artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE
Open Captioned Performances
October 28, 2:00 & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE
Audio Described Performances
November 3, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE
“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.”
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