Broadway's 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' reaches a bloody milestone

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FILE - This file theater image originally released by The O+M Company shows Jefferson Mays during a performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. 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. Since the show opened on Nov. 17, Mays has been murdered eight times in each show or sixty-four times each week at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)

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By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

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.

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