Review: Merry mayhem in ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’

November 18, 2013 • Entertainment

This theater image released by The O+M Company shows Jefferson Mays , seated center, with the cast during a performance of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — There are different ways to make it to the top. You could start at the bottom and work hard, or breeze into the family business — or you could try murdering your way to success, as in the dazzlingly funny new musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”

The hilarious satire on Edwardian melodrama, featuring the incomparable and seemingly tireless Jefferson Mays in eight roles, opened Sunday night on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. A gentle, penniless young man, Monty Navarro (given disarming appeal in a star turn by Bryce Pinkham) learns of his late, downtrodden mother’s Login to read more

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