A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a delicious farce on Broadway in and of itself, but it’s even more pleasant when there are cozy digs involved (Bernard Shaw would approve).
The Warwick Hotel, originally built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, recently debuted five opulent suites in November, and its cultural package includes two discounted tickets to Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theater. Although the theater is a hop, skip and jump away from Rockefeller Center and Times Square, the package includes a luxurious town car service to and from the theater, two complimentary cocktails specially crafted at the Randolph’s Bar & Lounge, and a Playbill signed by cast members (this includes the Tony-award winner Jefferson Mays who plays eight different members of the doomed D'Ysquith family).
When I saw the Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the theater, I was hard pressed to stop singing. The satire is perfectly timed, like a cuckoo clock with wit, and the story line itself is darkly comical (it involves multiple murders but done in such a wholesome way that you’re forced to empathize with the murderer).
The package is not inexpensive (it’s $1,175 per night, exclusive of ticket prices), but it’s a very regal way to take in Broadway. And it’s available through February 16, 2014.
If you have a distrust for dark comedy, you can safely dispel it. Call the Warwick Reservations Line at 1-800-223-4099.