A Broadway musical reaches a bloody milestone

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dying onstage has been remarkably easy for Broadway’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”

The musical comedy reached a bloody milestone at Wednesday’s matinee when star Jefferson Mays was knocked off for the 1,000th time since the show opened, believed to be a record for the fastest a leading actor has reached that number of deaths.

The show is about an impoverished man played by Bryce Pinkham who discovers he’s ninth in line to inherit a fortune. So he decides to eliminate the eight heirs standing in his way. Mays plays all eight victims – two women and six men.

Since the show opened Nov. 17, Mays has been murdered eight times in each show or 64 times each week at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Online: http://www.agentlemansguidebroadway.com

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