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“Not Bob Fosse”

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
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Cambridge
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“Not Bob Fosse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is not a musical for those who want high-kicking girls in sequins and feathers. There are no Big Numbers but it is a riot. Set in Edwardian England, the aesthetic is almost steam-punk and the songs have a slightly Gilbert and Sullivan feel to them (my daughter won't stop singing Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying, my husband strangely prefers It's Better With A Man). The story is charmingly amoral and funny and the singing is great. Some of the English accents are a bit wobbly and Phoebe never opens her mouth properly, despite having a glorious voice. The star is Jefferson May, who plays all the D'Ysquiths, with some breath-taking costume changes where he dies and re-emerges as a different character within seconds. Such fun, as Aunt Hyacinth might say.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Fabulous Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This hilarious musical is a must see. The story revolves around a conniving killer, an Edwardian England gentleman, who kills off his relatives to secure the family fortune. All of the relatives are played by one amazing actor, Jefferson Mays, and he knocks it out of the ball park. It is a non-stop show of silliness and laughter. Go. See. Now.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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48 attraction reviews
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“The show is A"MAYS"ing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Actor Jefferson Mays plays multiple parts in this unpredictable musical comedy. The writing is clever and will have you laughing out loud. The entire cast is poetry in motion.

Visited December 2013
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Cape May, New Jersey
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95 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A True Musical Comedy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Saw this musical while it was in previews last year and knew it would eventual become a hit
show. Now, with all of the Tony nominations, it is finally selling out each week. This is one show
that deserves to do well at the box office. The talent displayed by both the creative team and the actors is amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Quirky and delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

A most amusing play. Well acted (and sung) by just a handful of actors. We all left with big smiles on our faces and a feeling of having been truly entertained.

Visited June 2014
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