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Tony Awards Countdown (8 Days): "I've Decided to Marry You" from A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The Tony Awards are a week from tomorrow so sites I follow have been showing different Tony performances.  I've decided to do a countdown - one performance a day until the Tonys. 

I fell in love with this performance on last year's Tony Awards.  A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is on tour right now, and it will be at DPAC in Durham, NC next October.  

We'll be there!

Here's the description from the show's website:

GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way (each played by Tony winner Jefferson Mays in what The New York Times calls “the year’s greatest musical theater performance"). All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

Gentleman's Guide won four Tonys last year:  Best Musical, Best Director, Best Book, and Best Costumes.

 Earlier this year, they posted a video from a camera on Monty's forehead during a rehearsal:


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