BWW TV: Sergio Trujillo and Nick Adams on Dancing 'DOLLS'
Directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, GUYS AND DOLLS began previews on February 5, 2009 and opened on March 1, 2009 at Broadway's newly refurbished Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). GUYS AND DOLLS singer, actor and dancer Nick Adams, who plays 'Liver Lips Louis' spoke with the dynamic Trujillo about the journey of bringing the musical's color cast of characters to vivid life on the Broadway stage.
Sergio Trujillo choreographed the 2006 Tony Award Best Musical, Jersey Boys, for which he received both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and the Broadway musical All Shook Up. His most recent theatre credits include: Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), Next to Normal (Second Stage), The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse) and Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse). In addition Sergio received critical acclaim for his dances in Mambo Kings (Golden Theatre, San Francisco). Other theatre credits; Disney's European smash-hit Tarzan, the national tour of All Shook Up, Kismet and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (both for Encores!),the Off-Broadway Musicals Bare and The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Peggy Sue Got Married at London's West End and the revival of the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate in Tokyo, Japan. In Canada, Sergio choreographed the revival of the Sound of Music and the critically acclaimed production of West Side Story at the Stratford Festival. His upcoming projects include The Adams Family and Memphis, both bound for Broadway.
Adams, is best known for his role as Larry in the recent Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line" opposite Mario Lopez. He also appeared on Broadway in Chicago and The Pirate Queen. Later this year, he will be seen in the film, "An Englishman in New York," starring John Hurt, Cynthia Nixon, and Swoozie Kurtz.
Oliver Platt ("Nathan Detroit), Lauren Graham ("Miss Adelaide"), Craig Bierko ("Sky Masterson") and Kate Jennings Grant ("Sarah Brown") star in the new production of the greatest American musical comedy GUYS AND DOLLS.
The cast of GUYS AND DOLLS also features Tituss Burgess as "Nicely Nicely Johnson," Glenn Fleshler as "Big Jule," Adam LeFevre as "Lt. Brannigan," Jim Ortlieb as "Arvide," Steve Rosen as "Benny Southstreet," Mary Testa as "General Cartwright," Nick Adams, Andrea Chamberlain, Raymond del Barrio, Melissa Fagan, Kearran Giovanni, James Harkness, Lorin Latarro, Benjamin Magnuson, Joseph Medeiros, Spencer Moses, Rhea Patterson, Graham Rowat, William Ryall, Jessica Rush, Marcos Santana, Jennifer Savelli, John Selya, Brian Shepard, Ron Todorowski, Jim Walton and Brooke Wendle.
Scenic design is by Tony Award nominee Robert Brill (Assassins, Cabaret), costume design is by Tony Nominee Paul Tazewell (In The Heights, The Color Purple), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, In The Heights) and sound design is by Drama Desk Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (Hairspray, Jersey Boys). The Music Director is Tony Award winner Ted Sperling (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) and orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin (Grey Gardens, The Light in the Piazza).
Tickets to GUYS AND DOLLS are $51.50 - 126.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100, www.Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W. 41st Street) Box Office. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Visit www.guysanddollsbroadway.com for more information.
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From This Author Eddie Varley