Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak Gallows humor at its best, this musical comedy convulsed Broadway in 2014, winning four Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Book. Based on the 1907 novel "The Autobiography of a Criminal", by Roy Horniman, "A Gentleman's Guide" tells the tale of impoverished Monty, who learns at his dying mother's bedside that, far from being a street urchin, he is ninth in line to be the "Earl of Highhurst", with all the wealth and power that entails. Well, that's a lot of people to eliminate -- but he will give it his best. And that's just Act One. When the show debuted, the "New York Times" called it "ingenious" and "among the most inspired and entertaining new musicals."
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