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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder to make Nashville debut at TPAC Jan. 24-29

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

Tickets on sale Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

National Touring Company. From left, John Rapson as Henry D’Ysquith, Megan Loomis, and Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro in a scene from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. (Photo credit by Joan Marcus)

National Touring Company. From left, John Rapson as Henry D’Ysquith, Megan Loomis, and Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro in a scene from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. (Photo credit by Joan Marcus)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The national tour of the hilarious 2014 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” makes its Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall with a one-week, limited run Jan. 24-29, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 30, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” tells the uproarious 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 fiancée (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.

“From the talented actor, an obvious master of comedy and quick change, who takes on the roles of all eight of Navarro’s victims, to the lavish sets and costumes, this hilarious, fast-paced musical is destined to be a fan favorite,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer. “You don’t want to miss this witty musical comedy filled with clever storytelling and meticulous music.”

The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, “Gentleman’s Guide” received 10 Tony® Award nominations in 2014, eventually winning four awards for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best 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.

“Gentleman’s Guide” features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Direction is by Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey. 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), Brian Strumwasser (Make-Up Design), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and vocal arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as music supervisor.

Critics across the country are raving about “Gentleman’s Guide,” hailed as “one of the best new Broadway musicals in years” by “Time Out Chicago.” “The New York Times” raved “‘Gentleman’s Guide’ will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.” “The San Francisco Chronicle” applauded “Gentleman’s Guide” as “one delight after another,” and the “Hollywood Reporter” enthused “Gentleman’s Guide” “restores our faith in musical comedy!”

For additional information, visit www.AGentlemansGuideBroadway.com.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is the third production featured in the 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and “The Tennessean.” Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.

TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at LWard@TPAC.org or 615-782-4077.

TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is www.TPAC.org.


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