2014 TONY AWARDS
- Best Musical
- Best Director Of A Musical Darko Tresnjak
- Best Book Robert L. Freedman
- Best Costume Design Linda Cho
PRAISE FOR THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TOUR
“PURE DELICIOUS FUN – A SUPERBLY CRAFTED MUSICAL!
Every element of this lavish show is precision-tuned satire, SUBLIMELY CONCEIVED AND BRILLIANTLY PERFORMED! The direction is WILDLY COMIC AND ENDLESSLY INGENIOUS. JOHN RAPSON AND KEVIN MASSEY ARE SPECTACULAR!”
Chicago Sun-Times - Read the Full Review
ONE OF THE BEST NEW MUSICALS IN YEARS! Gentlemen and ladies, here’s your guide: Go!”
Time Out Chicago - Read the Full Review
“Chock full of kooky characters and comical songs, GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE IS A FUN-FILLED, DEVILISH DELIGHT!
This superbly directed show is top-notch, from its lush period costumes to its whimsical sets. KEVIN MASSEY IS ROGUISHLY CHARMING AND JOHN RAPSON IS REMARKABLE! A bloody good time!”
The Daily Herald - Read the Full Review
“IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE A SHOW HAS CHARMED ME AS MUCH AS GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE!
A night of frivolity, deadpan humor and surprising sophistication!”
Huffington Post Chicago - Read the Full Review
“INSPIRED AND HILARIOUS. Bloodlust hasn’t sung so sweetly, or provided so much theatrical fun, since Sweeney Todd first wielded his razor with gusto many a long year ago.
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE will LIFT THE HEARTS of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form: musicals that match streams of memorable melody with fizzily witty turns of phrase. It has one of the MOST ACCOMPLISHED SCORES to be heard in the past dozen years, BEAUTIFULLY SUNG by a RICH-VOICED cast. JEFFERSON MAYS' BRILLIANT performance deserves to be IMMORTALIZED IN BROADWAY LORE.”
The New York Times - Read the Full Review
“★★★★★! THE NEW UNDISPUTED KING OF MUSICAL COMEDY.
GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE IS THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE ON BROADWAY RIGHT NOW! FILLED WITH THE WITTIEST, LOVELIEST SHOW TUNES IN YEARS, IT SLAYS US WITH SILLINESS! JEFFERSON MAYS IS A BLOODY COMIC GENIUS!”
Time Out New York - Read the Full Review
“GRADE A! AS GUT-BUSTING AS THE BOOK OF MORMON !
Staged with INGENIOUS WIT by DARKO TRESNJAK, this THOROUGHLY DELIGHTFUL and UPROARIOUS new musical is quite simply, A BLOODY GOOD TIME!”
Entertainment Weekly - Read the Full Review
“If you're tired of apologizing to out-of-town visitors for the shaky state of 21st-century American musical comedy, send them to A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER AND REST ASSURED THAT THEY'LL GO HOME HAPPY! IT GLITTERS LIKE GOLD!”
The Wall Street Journal - Read the Full Review
“COMEDIC BRILLIANCE! MERRY MURDEROUS MUSICAL MAYHEM!
A TOUR DE FORCE featuring ROUSING music by STEVEN LUTVAK and WRY, WONDERFUL lyrics by ROBERT L. FREEDMAN and LUTVAK that call to mind the light-hearted puns and wit of Noël Coward. The INCOMPARABLE JEFFERSON MAYS is SUPERB and BRYCE PINKHAM has DISARMING APPEAL in his STAR TURN. The whole cast is WONDERFUL!”
Associated Press - Read the Full Review
“SIDE-SPLITTING! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE KILLS IT WITH COMEDY!
JEFFERSON MAYS' COMEDIC GIFTS are on GLORIOUS display in this DELIGHTFUL new musical romp. He seems to have as grand a time as you will watching him.”
USA Today - Read the Full Review
“DARING, NAUGHTY and INGENIOUSLY ABSURD!
This WITTY and ADORABLY WICKED new musical stars the ENDLESSLY INVENTIVE JEFFERSON MAYS in multiple roles. BRYCE PINKHAM is TERRIFIC and ALMOST INDECENTLY CHARMING!”
Variety - Read the Full Review
“RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY!
The BRILLIANT JEFFERSON MAYS delivers a VIRTUOSIC COMIC TURN with HILARIOUS APLOMB. He's an INGENIOUS, CHAMELEONIC ACTOR. The INVALUABLE BRYCE PINKHAM emerges as a TERRIFIC MUSICAL-COMEDY LEADING MAN! In an increasingly risk-averse Broadway landscape where more and more musicals come from mainstream-brand movies or hit song catalogues, this BRIGHT JEWEL is a LEGITIMATE TREAT!”
The Hollywood Reporter - Read the Full Review
“One of the DELIGHTS OF THE THEATER SEASON!
The IRRESISTIBLE JEFFERSON MAYS offers a succession of DELICIOUS victims-to-be, EACH BROUGHT TO LIFE WITH STRIKING INDIVIDUALITY.”
The Record - Read the Full Review
“JEFFERSON MAYS DOES IT AGAIN!
This MASTERFUL ACTOR'S PRECISION AND VERSATILITY ARE A COMPLETE MARVEL. GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE is an INTELLIGENT CROWD-PLEASER with SUPREME WIT AND INGENUITY.”
NY1 - Read the Full Review
The EXTRAORDINARY American actor JEFFERSON MAYS offers a gallery of PERFECTLY formed and distinct DELIGHTS! You’d swear you know each and every backstory even though some of these characters only exist long enough to come to some terrible fate–AN ASTONISHING ACHIEVEMENT!”
Chicago Tribune - Read the Full Review
“I'VE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL!
This is something we don't really see on Broadway anymore. THERE'S A NEW SURPRISE AT EVERY TURN!”
“★★★★★ ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE boasts TERRIFIC actors who are DELIGHTING AUDIENCES with HILARIOUS HIJINKS!”
The Examiner - Read the Full Review