A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Tour Coming to Kennedy Center

Dec 22, 2015
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The Kennedy Center presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for three weeks from January 13-30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. With book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder features direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Peggy Hickey. The press opening night is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder stars John Rapson in the role of the eight D'Ysquith heirs and Kevin Massey in the role of Monty Navarro. Casting also features Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hallward, Adrienne Eller as Phoebe D'Ysquith, and Mary VanArsdel as Miss Shingle. The Tour also includes Christopher Behmke, Sarah Ellis, Matt Leisy, Megan Loomis, Dani Marcus, Lesley McKinnell, Kristen Mengelkoch, David Scott Purdy, Chuck Ragsdale, and Ben Roseberry. Gentleman's Guide tells the story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he's got to juggle his mistress (she's after more than just love), his fiancee (she's his cousin but who's keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance... and be done in time for tea. Gentleman's Guide opened at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim in November 2013. The production received ten 2014 Tony Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album. The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig Design), and Brian Strumwasser (Make-Up Design). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Supervisor, and Larry Goldberg serves as Music Director. The National Tour of A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder Schenectady, NY - Proctors - Sept. 19 - 26, 2015 Chicago, IL - Bank of America Theatre - Sept. 29 - Oct. 11, 2015 Durham, NC - Durham PAC - Oct. 13 - 18, 2015 Tampa, FL - Straz Center for the Performing Arts - Oct. 20 - 25, 2015 Lincoln, NE - Lied Center for Performing Arts - Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2015 Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square - Nov. 3 - 15, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Theater - Nov. 17 - 22, 2015 San Francisco, CA - SHN Golden Gate Theatre - Dec. 1 - 27, 2015 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre - Jan. 5 - 10, 2016 Washington, DC - Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater - Jan. 13 - 30, 2016 Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Civic Center - Feb. 2 - 7, 2016 Memphis, TN - The Orpheum Theatre - Feb. 9 - 14, 2016 Denver, CO - The Buell Theatre - Feb. 16 - 28, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall - Mar. 1 - 6, 2016 Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center for the Preforming Arts - Mar. 8 - 13, 2016 Tempe, AZ - ASU Gammage - Mar. 15 - 20, 2016 Los Angeles, CA - Ahmanson Theatre - Mar. 22 - May 1, 2016 Houston, TX - Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - May 4 - 15, 2016 Toronto, Ontario - Princess of Wales Theatre - May 23 - June 26, 2016 Seattle, WA - The 5th Avenue Theatre - July 12 - 31, 2016