Win tickets to Broadway hit A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and party with the cast after the show

Enter to win free tickets and a spot on the VIP list for a private party on Sunday to celebrate the cast CD of the year’s funniest Broadway musical

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Photograph: Joan Marcus

The 2013–14 Broadway season isn’t over yet, but I strongly suspect that Time Out fave A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder will hold its place at the top of my list for best new musical comedies on the Great White Way. I was so taken with the show, in fact, the producers asked me to pen an essay for the CD booklet that accompanies the original Broadway cast recording.

Titled “A Score to D’Ysquith For,” it begins thus: “As a rule, serial killers are not the subjects of Broadway musicals. Homicidal cad Mr. Hyde and ancient bloodsucker Lestat snuffed it fast on the Great White Way. Hairstylist and assistant pâtissier Sweeney Todd is the notable exception that proves the rule. Who wants to see a dangerous maniac singing and dancing over gory crimes? What show opens with the chorus advising us to flee the theater? However, there has never been a musical quite like A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and certainly no romantic lead like Monty Navarro. You have in your hands (or on some curious beeping device) evidence irrefutable: an original cast album that exquisitely preserves the live event, magically bottling A Gentleman’s Guide’s singular blend of luscious beauty and rampant silliness.” To read the rest—and to hear that glorious score by Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, you’ll have to buy the CD yourself.

If you’re already a fan of the show (i.e., you follow it on Twitter and Facebook), you’ll be extra excited by our new offer: The cast and crew of Gentleman’s Guide are having a CD release party at an undisclosed location in the Theater District this Sunday night, and they’re offering (1) a pair of tickets to the Sunday, April 6 matinee at 3pm and (2) a spot on the guest list for you and a friend to attend the party after. You’ll also receive a complimentary copy of the CD and get to hobnob with the stars and creators of the show. Yours truly will also be there!

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: You follow our Twitter feed, right? Simply tweet us the name of a “forgotten” member of the D’Ysquith clan—name, title and social type (“twit,” “temperance shrew,” “lunatic”—you get the idea). For inspiration, check out our excellent preview of the family. By Friday at 3pm, we’ll pick the wittiest entry, inform you that you’ve won and provide all the devious details.

Couldn’t you just die? Or rather—kill, to get those tickets and CD?

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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