Jefferson Mays Celebrates Dying 1,000 Times in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Getting killed 64 times a week adds up.
Jefferson Mays, the Tony-winning star of Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, reached a milestone on March 5: He has died 1,000 times. Mays takes on the roles of eight descendents of the D'Ysquith clan in the new musical, all of whom are murdered one by one throughout the show. That's 64 deaths a week since the show started previews. To celebrate the milestone, the cast presented Mays with a commemorative death certificate following the March 5 matinee at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Featuring a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music by Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of Monty Navarro (Pinkham), who has received the news that he is descended from a noble family and could become the next Earl of Highhurst. There are only eight issues standing in his way: the other heirs (all played by Mays) who precede him in line for the title. What does Monty choose to do? Eliminate them, of course.
Joining Mays and Pinkham in the cast are Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker, and Jane Carr.
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