NEW YORK (AP) â€” 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 â€” 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.