They said it couldn’t/wouldn’t be done! But it is! Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham is returning to the role that made him famous, and Bway couldn’t be happier about it!
TONY AWARD® NOMINEE BRYCE PINKHAM RETURNS TO THE TONY AWARD® WINNING BEST MUSICAL ” A G E N T L E M A N ‘ S G U I D E T O L O V E A N D M U R D E R ” TUESDAY, JULY 28 New York, NY (July 9, 2015) – The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, will welcome Bryce Pinkham back to the role he originated, producer Joey Parnes announced today. Pinkham, whose turn as scheming heir Monty Navarro in Gentleman’s Guide earned him a nomination for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, will return to the role on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. “I am positively rhapsodic over the prospect of returning to Highhurst Castle,” Mr. Pinkham enthused. “I am particularly overjoyed to be reunited with my hero and partner(s) in crime, Jefferson Mays. By the way, do the D’ysquith’s know I’m coming back? I bet they’ll be tickled to death.” Gentleman’s Guide 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. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “Gentleman’s Guide restores our faith in musical comedy” and The New York Times calls it “Hilarious!” and cheers, “it will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.” Time Out New York declares, “Gentleman’s Guide is the undisputed king of musical comedy!” It was recently announced that A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will launch its First National Tour in September 2015. The tour route includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, and Toronto, among many other markets. In April, Gentleman’s Guide announced the recoupment of its entire Broadway production capitalization. The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, Gentleman’s Guide received a leading ten 2014 Tony® Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, 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. The Broadway production holds the house records at the Walter Kerr Theatre for both the highest single-week gross ($1,062,740.60 over eight performances on the week ending December 28, 2014) and total cumulative gross, which now stands at nearly $60 million. Gentleman’s Guide opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim on Sunday, November 17, 201