Broadway's 'Gentleman's Guide' issues its death notice

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be a long, lingering death for Broadway's "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."

The 2014 Tony Award-winner for best musical will close on Jan. 17.

The show is about an impoverished man who discovers he's ninth in line to inherit a fortune, so he decides to eliminate the eight heirs of the D'Ysquith family standing in his way.

It stars Jefferson Mays, who plays all eight victims — two women and six men — some more than once. When the show closes, he will have died onstage more than 6,000 times.

A national tour kicks off this month with stops in upstate New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Nebraska, Iowa, Arizona, Tennessee, California, Minnesota, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Washington, Nevada and Washington, D.C.