Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson & Sierra Boggess to Lead Jack O'Brien-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/3
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Carnegie Hall will stage a one-night-only concert performance of Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway musical Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. According to the New York Times, the special event will star Nathan Lane as 'Nathan Detroit,' Megan Mullally as 'Miss Adelaide,' Patrick Wilson as 'Sky Masterson,' and Sierra Boggess as 'Sarah Brown.' Additional casting has not yet been announced.
Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (Hairspray,The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) directs the concert production with Rob Fisher (The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall and founding music director of Encores! and Anything Goes and Chicago) as music director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's and choreographer Joshua Bergasse (NBC's Smash). Additional creative personal include video and projections designer Wendall K. Harrington, lighting designer Alan Adelman, and sound designer Nevin Steinberg with casting by Telsey + Company.
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With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls has remained a perennial favorite in the American musical theater canon. The musical is an adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon and paints a picture of 1930-40s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown, and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide. The score includes favorites such as a "A Bushel and a Peck," "Luck Be A Lady," "Take Back Your Mink," "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," and "If I Were A Bell." Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950 and was subsequently revived in 1976, 1992, and, most recently, in 2009.
Carnegie Hall's concert presentations of favorite musicals in recent years have included Rodgers and Hammerstein's works The Sound of Music with Laura Osnes and Tony Goldwyn (2011), South Pacificwith Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005), and Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002), as well as Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn Horne, and Alvy Powell (2008).
The show is set for Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Artists to be announced, with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.