A Gentleman's Guide to

Love & Murder

Playhouse on the Square

director / choreographer

book & lyrics: Robert Freedman

music & lyrics: Steven Ludvak

based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman

scenic: Ryan Howell

costumes: Kathleen Kovarik

lighting: Justin Gibson

sound: Carter McCann

photo credit: Carla McDonald

"But we really love to watch as Gravois bursts on stage as one of the royal relatives, expires, and then reappears moments later inhabiting the character and costume of another doomed relation. Holding forth as the initially guileless Monty who embarks on a comic Breaking Bad as the bodies accrue, is Ryne Nardecchia, who played the role in the national tour and is flawless. Adam Cates directs and choreographs, and he, too, worked on the Broadway version and the national tour as associate choreographer. It’s a thoroughly delightful escape, smartly produced, and scads of fun.

-Memphis Flyer

© Adam Cates