A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

May 3rd, 2016 | by Annie
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

One of the funniest musicals I’ve ever scene! There I said it… You probably won’t see a more witty, uninterrupted laugh-out-loud musical comedy on Broadway this year.


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is an honest breath of fresh air. Hosted at the lovely Ahmanson Theater in downtown Los Angeles, where parking is plentiful. This play is brilliantly written and smartly acted only requiring your full attention in order to squeeze the most out of it’s solid two hours of run time which by the way moves at a break-neck clip. It won a 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Costume Design. This comedy musical is actually based on a 1907 novel by Israel Rank entitled The Autobiography of a Criminal.

But all these awards and technical details won’t tell you why this musical has seen such a huge wave of success. Directed by Darko Tresnjak the plot is basically about a descendent of a wealthy family in Edwardian England who finds that if he knocks off each member of his extended family (whom he’s never actually met) then he can acquire their status and wealth. Sounds simple enough, right? And there may be a woman involved… This show has completed it’s run on both Broadway and Los Angeles but I’m sure it’ll make it’s return again and soon. Just be sure you buy tickets ahead of time as you won’t be sorry. For now the tour moves onto Houston, Texas and soon after that Ontario, Canada.

Before the show we had a bite to eat at the Pino Grill which sits under a romantic outdoor tent replete with twinkly lights and relaxed garden style tables and chairs. My girlfriend and I each had a delicious ham quiche and chased it down with a chilled Moscow Mule. The quiche was light and tangy as was the ginger-based Moscow Mule. Alas the mule lacked the trademark copper cup. I asked why and was told they were all stolen. Yes, it’s happening, people think it’s cute to walk off with seemingly inexpensive restaurant cups but it does add up.


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