The Definitive Ranking D’Ysquith Deaths from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
January 15th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
It’s the final weekend to see the Tony Award-wining Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. #RIP
Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays spent the last few years expertly and dramatically dying eight-times-a-show, eight-shows-a-week while playing all eight members of the musical’s esteemed D’Ysquith family.
Below, BroadwayBox ranks the eight D’Ysquith deaths from least satisfying to most.
Lord Asquith D’Ysquith, Sr.
With all this murder, a death from natural causes seems such a let down.
Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith
Granted Adalbert took the longest to die, but his second act death by poison can't compete with some flashier ones down the line.
Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey
Lady Salome is great, and if the death happened on stage, she'd be way higher on the list; but since her tragic shooting with a prop gun happens offstage, she's here.
Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith
Not gonna lie, she's here 'cause her song is so damn good. But her death is also offstage.
Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith
Was it the obscene codpiece? Was it the beheading by dumbbell? Who could tell, but take away is that something about this death got a HUGE laugh and made it super memorable.
Asquith D’Ysquith , Jr.
Jefferson Mays' prolonged drowning scene is a highlight of Gentleman's Guide and a testimony to his comic skill.
Henry D'Ysquith is the most tragic death by bee sting since My Girl's Thomas J., but my gosh is it pure perfection.
Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith
You never forget the first, which is why GGLAM's first homicide reigns supreme—also the projection work behind Jefferson Mays as he plummets sure helps.
Final weekend to see 'A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder' at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre.