'GUYS & DOLLS' Bierko Featured on The Huffington Post
Guys and Dolls star Craig Bierko speaks with Brad Balfour on The Huffington Post about bringing the snazzy tales of Damon Runyon's Depression-era short stories to life on the Broadway stage in the new revival of the classic musical. To read the relaxed chat between Balfour and Bierko, click here.
Craig Bierko returns to the Broadway stage after his critically acclaimed role in Thou Shalt Not and his Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominated performance in the title role of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. He also performed in Daniel Goldfarb's hit off Broadway play Modern Orthodox. A beloved actor known for both his dramatic and comedic talent, Bierko recently launched a web series "Bathing with Bierko," in which he serves as star and producer. The first episode features Bierko interviewing John Malkovich while giving him a sponge bath and has been viewed well over 100,000 times. This past year Bierko starred in the Farrelly Brother's Fox series "Unhitched," alongside Rashida Jones. He was also featured in FX's "Nip/Tuck," as well as "Boston Legal". His other notable film & TV credits include Cinderella Man, Scary Movie 4, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Larry David's Sour Grapes, The 13th Floor, Bill, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Suburbans, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, "Ally McBeal", "Mad About You" and "Sex and the City".
Guys and Dolls starring Oliver Platt ("Nathan Detroit"), Lauren Graham ("Miss Adelaide"), Craig Bierko ("Sky Masterson") and Kate Jennings Grant ("Sarah Brown") celebrated Opening Night on March 1, 2009.
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.
Packed with such classic hits as "Fugue for Tinhorns," "A Bushel and a Peck," "Adelaide's Lament," "I'll Know," "Guys and Dolls," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Luck Be A Lady," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure," two short stories by Damon Runyon, it also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably "Pick the Winner".
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 - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.