Joan Marcus
Marc Snetiker
September 08, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

After an impressive run on Broadway that resulted in thousands of murdered musical characters, the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder will officially close on Jan. 17, 2016 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, after almost 1,000 performances.

Penned by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak, the show follows an ambitious distant cousin of the wealthy D’Ysquith family who seeks to off his loaded relatives in order to claim their fortune.

After its opening in November 2013, the show went on to net 10 Tony Award nominations, winning for direction (Darko Tresnjak), costume design (Linda Cho), book (Freedman) and Best Musical. The production recouped its $7.5 million capitalization in April, after just shy of a year and a half’s worth of performances. A first national tour begins this month.

With GGLAM‘s closing, six winners of the Tony for Best Musical remain running on Broadway: 1988’s The Phantom of the Opera, 1998’s The Lion King, 2006’s Jersey Boys, 2011’s The Book of Mormon, 2013’s Kinky Boots, and last season’s winner, Fun Home.


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