Dallas — Turns out, we do understand the poor, and that's why AT&T Performing Arts Center and TheaterJones are co-hosting an Industry Night for the upcoming tour of the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which opens ATTPAC's 2016-17 Broadway Series. The show runs for two weeks at Winspear Opera House, Aug. 16-28.
Our Industry Night is Tuesday, Aug. 23, which begins the second week of the tour.
We're still working out details, but Industry Night comes with discounted tickets, either $30 or $60 (regular prices are about twice those amounts, depending on seating area), which you can purchase now and exact seats will be assigned in the week before Aug. 23. You'll get the best seat available for each price point, first come first serve. We'll also have a reception at intermission and after the show, at which members of the cast will attend. And of course there will be ticket giveaways, swag and a cash bar.
In 2014, A Gentleman's Guide was nominated for nine Tony Awards, picking up the trophies for Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Costumes for a Musical. The show's star, Jefferson Mays, was also nominated. This tour stars John Rapson in that role. Here's a description from the ATTPAC site:
Getting away with murder can be so much fun, and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder! As one most gentlemanly critic at The New York Times put it, “Gentleman’s Guide will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”
Gentleman’s Guide tells the story of Monty, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée 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. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “Gentleman’s Guide restores our faith in musical comedy.”
Oh, how do you qualify for industry night discounted tickets? Well, technically it's for anyone who works in any capacity in the performing arts (performers, directors, designers, tech crew, box office, hospitality, etc.). But really, it's for anyone who buys a ticket through the link below. You're reading this on our site, right? So you care about the arts.
Here are the bullet points about the event:
Industry Night for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
- Discounted ticket ($30 or $60) gets you:
- Best Available Reservation – you will be seated the week of the show
- Lanyard that gets you into a reserved space to mingle with friends prior to the show and intermission
- After show party with the cast of A Gentleman’s Guide
- Chances to win signed swag!
We update you with additional information soon. Please join us!