A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder USA National Tour


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a musical comedy, with the book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and the music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. It is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman. The play opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in 2013 and played until Jan 2016. The Broadway production ultimately won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical at the 68th Tony Awards and is now on a National USA Tour.


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Tour Dates

Toronto, ON, CA May 25 – Jun. 26, 2016 The Princess of Wales Theatre Get Tickets


Seattle, WA Jul. 12 – Jul. 31, 2016 The 5th Avenue Theatre Get Tickets


Kansas City, MO Aug. 9 – Aug. 14, 2016 Starlight Theatre Get Tickets


Dallas, TX Aug. 16 – Aug. 28, 2016 AT&T PAC Get Tickets


St. Louis, MO Sep. 13 – Sep. 25, 2016 The Fabulous Fox Theatre Get Tickets


Greenville, SC Sep. 27 – Oct. 2, 2016 Peace Center Get Tickets


Detroit, MI Oct. 4 – Oct. 16, 2016 Fisher Theatre Get Tickets


Boston, MA Oct. 18 – Oct. 23, 2016 Citi Performing Arts Center Get Tickets


Hartford, PA Oct. 25 – Oct. 30, 2016 The Bushnell Get Tickets


Hershey, PA Nov. 1 – Nov. 6, 2016 Hershey Theatre Get Tickets


Wilmington, DE Nov. 15 – Nov. 20, 2016 The Playhouse on Rodney Square Get Tickets


Charlotte, NC Nov. 22 – Dec. 4, 2016 Blumenthal Performing Arts Get Tickets


Providence, RI Dec. 6 – Dec. 11, 2016 Providence Performing Arts Center Get Tickets


East Lansing, MI Dec. 13 – Dec. 18, 2016 Wharton Center for Performing Arts Get Tickets


Baltimore, MD Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017 Hippodrome Get Tickets


Cincinnati, OH Jan. 3 – Jan. 8, 2017 Aronoff Center Get Tickets


Fayetteville, AR Jan. 10 – Jan. 15, 2017 Walton Arts Center Get Tickets


Naples, FL Jan. 17 – Jan. 22, 2017 Artis—Naples Get Tickets


Nashville, TN Jan. 24 – Jan. 29, 2017 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Get Tickets


Orlando, FL Feb. 7 – Feb. 12, 2017 Dr. Phillips Center Get Tickets


Buffalo, NY Feb. 16 – Feb. 22, 2017 Shea’s Get Tickets


Costa Mesa, CA Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2017 Segerstrom Center
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Sacramento, CA Mar. 7 – Mar. 12, 2017 Community Center Get Tickets




Cast (Updated 05/21/2016)


JOHN RAPSON (The D’Ysquith Family)

Broadway: Les Miserables (Grantaire/Bamatabois, u/s Javert, u/s Thenardier). Tour and Regional: Les Miserables, Disney On Classic (with the Tokyo Philharmonic), Sweeney Todd Brigadoon. BFA, University of Michigan. Infinite love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Alex, Stella, Chris and the gents of CGF, the family dinner crew, and the utterly extraordinary Gent’s Guide team. Humbled and honoured to be part of this brilliant piece. Now and then pigs CAN fly. This one’s for Pat.


KEVIN MASSEY (Monty Navarro)

Broadway: Gentleman’s Guide, Memphis (u/s Huey), Tarzan (u/s Tarzan), Deaf West’s Big River, NYCO’s Antony & Cleopatra (Eros), originated Almanzo in Little House…Prairie (1st Nat., Paper Mill, Guthrie) and D’Artagnan in Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare). Europe: Tarzan (Tarzan), Grease! (Doody). Regional: Asolo Rep’s Bonnie & Clyde (Ted), Utah Shakes’ & Kansas City Rep’s Pippin (Pippin), Skylight Music Theater’s Les Mis (Marius), MUNY’s Footloose (Willard). UNC, Morehead-Cain Scholar. Proud husband to Kara Lindsay! Love to my family. @kcmassey1 kevinmassey.com


is delighted to join the deliciously devilish company! West End: Top Hat (Dale Tremont). Broadway: Pippin, Nice Work….; Anything Goes, Promises, Promises. Other NYC: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Off-Bway), Encores!, appearances at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Regional: Big Fish (Sandra, Alpine Theatre Project), White Christmas (Betty Haynes, Ordway), Music Theatre of Wichita, Ogunquit, Paper Mill, to name a few. Love & thanks to Dustin, Jason, Jay, and Darko, to “The Fam” always, and to Jimmy-my home. Proud AEA member. BFA Univ. of OK. @KBDubsNYC

ADRIENNE ELLER (Phoebe D’ Ysquith)

Recent graduate of NYU Tisch Scool of the Arts with a BFA in Drama under the New Studio on Broadway. Regional: Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (NSMT/TBTS) and Natalie in Next to Normal (Farmers Alley Theater). Proud member of AEA. Immense thanks to the GGLAM team, Binder Casting, Professional Artists, the New Studio on Broadway, and Mom and Dad. Lots of love to Scott!


National Tour: Mary Poppins (original Bird Woman). Off-Broadway: Rebecca (54 Below), Cole Porter’s Paris. Regional: Mrs. Brill (Mary Poppins), Mama Rose (Gypsy), Carlotta (Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom), Lily Byrne (A Man of No Importance), and dozens more. Film/TV: “In the Line of Fire,” “LA Law,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Miracles,” and many more. Recording: “When at Night I Go to Sleep.” Proud members of Actors’ Equity. @mvsings maryvanarsdel.com


Int’l Tours: West Side Story. Off-Broadway: Mama & Her Boys. Regional: Cabaret, Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Hound of the Baskervilles. Chris also works with Project Creo, a nonproft that uses creativity & love to empower children.

SARAH ELLIS (Swing, Dance Captain)

Regional: Ogunquit, Pittsburgh CLO, Northshore, KC Starlight, Westchester Bway, WV Public. NYC: Stardust Road: The Hoagy Carmichael Musical, Musicals Tonight! BFA Penn State (WE ARE!). Endless gratitude to teachers, fam & friends-love to DR. @sell_is

MATT LEISY (Tom Copley)

Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks, Carousel (PBS). Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Arizona Theatre Co., Arden Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Favorites: 39 Steps, Ragtime, Red, Importance of Being Earnest, The History Boys. Graduate: Northwestern University. mattleisy.com


National Tours: War Horse (Paulette), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett Stanby), Cabaret (Helga). Off-Broadway: Allegro (Beulah, Classic Stage Company). Regional: GeVA, Ogunquit, Merry-Go-Round, Flat Rock, NC Theatre, Matlz-Jupiter Theatre. Education: Eastman School of Music.


Off-Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance. Regional: Created the role of Harriet in Jane Austen’s Emma (The Old Globe, TheatreWorks), Beach Blanket Babylon, Spelling Bee (SJ Rep). Love and gratitude to Timothy, Tijuana, and Jon Call.


Past professional experiences include playing witches, a burlesque performer, fairytale muses, a sexless virgin, and a non-drag version of Barbra Streisand, among others. Special thanks to MR, SL, Mom & Dad! @lesleymckinnell for more personal information.


Off-Broadway: NEWSical the Musical and Forbidden Broadway. Regional: Geva Theatre, Cape Playhouse, PlayMakers Rep, Gateway, Moonlight, North Coast Rep, SCRT, among others. Television: “Veronica Mars.” Education: MFA, San Diego State University; BFA, Emporia State University. kristenmengelkoch.com.


NYC: A Christmas Story (Madison Square Garden); Lady, Be Good (Encores!), Zorba (Encores!). National Tour: The Producers. Regional: Anything Goes (North Shore Music Theatre). Love to Kate, Brothers, Mom, and Cleo. DavidScottPurdy.com


has toured the US with multiple black and white canines, frolicked with a singing cannibal Off-Broadway, and played girly princes, suicidal factory workers, and dudes with accents regionally. For my best and favorite PAL.

BEN ROSEBERRY (Chief Inspector Pinckney)

Broadway/National Tour: The Lion King, Rent. Off-Broadway: Fugitive Songs, Emma. Countless regional, workshops and readings. Front man for The Fractured Years. Thanks to Sarah, the family, Darko, Binder, and Professional Artists! @Ben_Roseberry

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