Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party

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Guys and Dolls stars Oliver Platt ("Nathan Detroit"), Lauren Graham ("Miss Adelaide"), Craig Bierko ("Sky Masterson") and Kate Jennings Grant ("Sarah Brown"). The first joint Broadway project by two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo since their collaboration on the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls began previews on February 5, 2009 at Broadway's newly refurbished Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast celebrated Opening Night on March 1, 2009 and BroadwayWorld's cameras joined the "dames and gents" as they partied after the show!

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".

The musical comedy was first produced on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre, opening on November 24, 1950. It was directed by George S. Kaufman and starred Robert Alda, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley and Vivian Blaine. The musical enjoyed an initial run of 1,201 performances, winning five 1951 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

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).

Guys and Dolls is produced on Broadway by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group, Tulchin/Bartner/Jenkins, Bill Kenwright, Northwater Entertainment, Darren Bagert, and Tom Gregory.

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.

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Craig Bierko

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Craig Bierko

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Kate Jennings Grant

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Kate Jennings Grant

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Kate Jennings Grant

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Kate Jennings Grant

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Oliver Platt

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Lauren Graham

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Lauren Graham

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Lauren Graham

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Lauren Graham

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Mary Testa

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Mary Testa

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Tituss Burgess

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Steve Rosen

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Tituss Burgess and Steve Rosen

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Choreographer Sergio Trujillo and Jack Noseworthy

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Sergio Trujillo and Jack Noseworthy

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Raymond Del Barrio and Malan Breton

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Raymond Del Barrio and Kelly Devine

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Jo Sullivan Loesser

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Director Des McAnuff and Bryna McCann

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Kearran Giovanni

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Jim Ortlieb

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Lorin Latarro

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Lorin Latarro

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Lorin Latarro and Michael Balderrama

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Lorin Latarro and Michael Balderrama

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Glenn Fleshler

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Graham Rowatt

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James Harkness and Spencer Moses

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James Harkness and Spencer Moses

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Oliver Platt and Craig Bierko

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Oliver Platt and Craig Bierko

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Oliver Platt and Craig Bierko

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Oliver Platt and Craig Bierko

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Nick Adams

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Nick Adams

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Nick Adams with with proud Mom Janet

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Nick Adams with Mom Janet

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Nick Adams and John Selya

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Producers Tom Gregory and Darren Bagert

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Lorin Latarro and Kearran Giovanni

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Lorin Latarro and Kearran Giovanni

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Craig Bierko and Sergio Trujillo

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Craig Bierko and Sergio Trujillo

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Lauren Graham and Kate Jennings Grant

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Lauren Graham and Kate Jennings Grant

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Lauren Graham and Kate Jennings Grant

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Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

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Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant and Craig Bierko

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Director Des McAnuff and Bryna McCann

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International Art Dealer Gabriel Catone, Jack Noseworthy, Academy Award Winning Producer for Americam Beauty and MILK Bruce Cohen and Sergio Trujillo

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Peter Hermann, Craig Bierko and Mariska Hargitay

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Peter Hermann, Craig Bierko and Mariska Hargitay

Photo Coverage: GUYS & DOLLS Opening Night Party
Peter Hermann, Craig Bierko and Mariska Hargitay

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