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'Gentleman's Guide' kills at Tony Awards, claims four

'Gentleman's Guide' kills at Tony Awards, claims four

The main character in the Broadway show "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" spends much of the musical mystery knocking off those he believes stand in the way of his big score.

At Sunday's Tony Awards, the production landed its own loot: the top prize of best musical. It was one of four awards, including director for Darko Tresnjak, picked up by the Robert L. Freedman-Steven Lutvak show, which stars Jefferson Mays as eight different members of the fictional D'Ysquith family and Bryce Pinkham as the heir apparent who helps them meet their end.

The wins capped an unlikely run for "Gentleman's," which after out-of-town tryouts in Hartford and at San...