Time Out New York: “A Time Out Guide to Love and Murder”

Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, A Walter Kerr Theatre Jefferson Mays Lisa O'Hare Bryce Pinkham Lauren Worsham Eddie Korbich Joanna Glushak Don Stephenson Jeff Kready  Jane Carr Pamela Bob Mark Ledbetter Jennifer Smith Price Waldman Catherine Walker Production Credits: Darko Tresnjak (Direction) Peggy Hickey (Choreography) Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design) Linda Cho (Costume Design) Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design) Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design) Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design) Paul Staroba (Musical Direction) Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrations) Dianne Adams McDowell (Vocal Arrangements) Other Credits: Lyrics by: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak Music by: Steven Lutvak Book by: Robert L. Freedman

Composer Steven Lutvak is pitching the concept of his new musical over breakfast: “Downton Abbeywith murder, but funny,” he says. He chuckles. “That’s a terrible pitch.” It’s the morning of the day that his A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is moving into the Walter Kerr Theatre. Though this is his first show on Broadway, Lutvak is relaxed and energetic, eager to talk about his ten-year-old project. In the world of Broadway—one of revivals, Hollywood casting and pop songwriters—an original musical comedy from the team of Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman probably doesn’t ring any bells, unless you’re a fan of the NYC cabaret circuit (in which Lutvak is a regular performer) or the 2001 Judy Garland TV biopic Me and My Shadows (Freedman wrote the screenplay). —Time Out New York

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