This is not meant as a dig at Jessie Mueller, who surely deserved her Tony for Best Actress in a Musical… but JUST WATCH goddess diva superstar genius extraordinaire (and ZERO-time Tony winner) Kelli O’Hara as she deigns to grace us mortals with a masterclass in poise, beauty, and raw talent:
The Tony Nominations Announcement is tomorrow! Everybody gets free ham!!
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ is a contender for the 2014 Tony Awards
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the most original piece of musical theater I’ve seen in years. In a sea of movie adaptations and movie stars, this irresistible little musical that could is Broadway’s lifeboat. Sweeney Todd by way of Gilbert and Sullivan, the lyrics are chock-full of witticisms so charming it’s impossible not to root its deliciously wicked characters. I enjoyed the show immensely (and have admired their equally unique marketing campaign!) and dearly hope lead actor Jefferson Mays, costumer Linda Cho, and especially Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak’s frolicsome book and lyrics are recognized tomorrow. If Aladdin and Rocky dominate the Best Musical categories, all hope is lost.