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Damon Runyon News

Date Of Birth:
October 04, 1880
Date Of Death:
December 10, 1946 (66)
Birth Place:
Manhattan, KS, USA
Gender:
Male
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BWW Review: Rollins' GUYS & DOLLS is Enjoyable, but Lacks Runyan CharmBWW Review: Rollins' GUYS & DOLLS is Enjoyable, but Lacks Runyan Charm
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 23, 2015

At its best, GUYS AND DOLLS will transport you to another time and place. A place where career criminals wear colorful, oddly-patterned suits; speak with humorous, but non-descript accents; and live lives in which their marker is their more sacred than gold. This place is called Runyonland. Unfortunately, as entertaining as Rollins College's production of this classic 'Musical Fable' is, it rarely ever rises to the Runyonland level. Running through Sunday, April 26th at the Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins' GUYS AND DOLLS is enjoyable, and again affirms why the program is one of the most consistent theatre companies in Central Florida, but lacks the joy and whimsy that makes GUYS AND DOLLS one of the greatest examples of the American musical theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New GUYS AND DOLLS Tour Charms OCBWW Reviews: New GUYS AND DOLLS Tour Charms OC
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 19, 2015

Surprise! This brand new, non-equity national tour of GUYS AND DOLLS---currently onstage at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited week-long run through April 19---is a winning, nicely-nicely done charmer. Of course, it helps a lot that this traveling production comes equipped with Broadway-caliber sets and costumes and, most satisfying of all, a really talented, engaging ensemble cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/14/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/14/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

Today in 1992, the second Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 1143 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Bring Lobby Games to Segerstrom Center, 4/14-19GUYS AND DOLLS to Bring Lobby Games to Segerstrom Center, 4/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

All ticket holders attending GUYS AND DOLLS at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 14 - 19, 2015 are invited to partake in complimentary lobby activities one hour before all performances. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season to Feature Rachel York in WONDERFUL TOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS with Brent Barrett & MoreReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season to Feature Rachel York in WONDERFUL TOWN, GUYS AND DOLLS with Brent Barrett & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announces three Tony Award-winning musicals for its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452): Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a "doll" opens the season June 11-21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theater Heritage's GUYS & DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Musical Theater Heritage's GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS, a musical fable of Broadway, based on the story and characters of Damon Runyon, features music & lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Joe Swerling & Abe Burrows. The production is currently playing as part of Musical Theater Heritage's 2015 season, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal PhotosBWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal Photos
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Mar 26, 2015

Today at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre - family, friends, industry professionals and fans will gather to pay tribute and honor the memory of the late, great Polly Bergen. Because I could not be there today, I reached out to Rob Diamond at BroadwayWorld and asked if I could pay tribute and share my highest respect and love for this extraordinary woman, via the site. Happily, he said yes. (more...)

The Community Players to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/10-26The Community Players to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Community Players, Rhode Island's oldest community theatre, proudly presents one of Broadway's best loved musicals, Guys and Dolls, directed & choreographed by Timothy Reid from April 10th through April 26th. This high-spirited production captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon's big city fables of fancy-talking gamblers and the "dolls" that fall for them. Written by composer/lyricist Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the Tony Award-winning show features such classic songs as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat, Adelaide's Lament and A Bushel and a Peck. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (with a valid student ID) and may be purchased at the door or online at www.thecommunityplayers.org, or reserved by phone at (401) 726-6860. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center's 2015-16 Season to Feature CARMEN, EVITA & MoreOlney Theatre Center's 2015-16 Season to Feature CARMEN, EVITA & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a mid-Atlantic destination for professional theater performance and education, proudly announces two world premieres, two legendary musicals, a classic thriller, and a rotating rep of Gilbert & Sullivan as part of its 10-play 78th season, the company's largest. Headlining the season is Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, set in the waning days of Batista's regime in Cuba, written and directed by TonyŽ Award-nominee Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project Cycle) with music from two-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O'Farrill. Previously on an annual calendar, the 78thseason standardizes the schedule, running September 2015 through August 2016. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play State Theatre Next MonthGUYS AND DOLLS to Play State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This oddball romantic comedy comes to the State Theatre on Wednesday, April 1st. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015
by - Mar 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2015

Today in 2009, Guys and Dolls opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 121 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)

Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale This Sunday for Goodspeed's 2015 SeasonSingle Tickets Go on Sale This Sunday for Goodspeed's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the three fantastic musicals during the upcoming 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season so audience members are encouraged to call right away. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. this Sunday offering great deals on three dance-filled musicals that are sure to delight theatre-goers: roll the dice with Broadway blockbuster Guys and Dolls; celebrate the best of times with La Cage aux Folles; enjoy laugh-out-loud antics in the world premiere of The Honeymooners, a new musical based on the legendary CBS television series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New GUYS AND DOLLS National TourPhoto Flash: First Look at the New GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

Christopher Swan leads the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. Scroll down for photos of the cast onstage, plus design extras, below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at the New GUYS & DOLLS National TourVIDEO: First Look at the New GUYS & DOLLS National Tour
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2015

Christopher Swan leads the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. Take a first look at video from the tour below! (more...)

ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, from Creators of GUYS AND DOLLS, Will Get LA Premiere This SpringANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, from Creators of GUYS AND DOLLS, Will Get LA Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Los Angeles' Colony Theatre Company will soon present the world premiere of ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, a musical featuring the works of the team that created Guys and Dolls. With a book by Mark Saltzman, ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE includes the music of Frank Loesser and is based on the stories of Damon Runyon. The musical will premiere April 16 and will run through May 15, 2015. (more...)

Colony Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: MARY LINCOLN, THE FABULOUS LIPITONES & MoreColony Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season: MARY LINCOLN, THE FABULOUS LIPITONES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced the plays for its 2015-2016 season. The multi-Ovation Award-winning theatre company will be bringing its subscribers and audiences five World, West Coast, or California premieres, including a World Premiere one-woman show starring Patty Duke as Mary Todd Lincoln, and a World Premiere musical based on stories by Damon Runyon, with the music of Frank Loesser. (more...)

Light Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: SOUTH PACIFIC, GUYS AN DOLLS & MoreLight Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: SOUTH PACIFIC, GUYS AN DOLLS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Light Opera Works' 2015 season will open with THE FANTASTICKS with expanded full orchestra (June 6-14), followed by SOUTH PACIFIC (August 15-30), HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST SONG HITS (October 2-11), and GUYS AND DOLLS (December 26-January 3). (more...)

Christopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National TourChristopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Direct from his critically acclaimed run as The Old Man in the Big League Productions' new National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical, Christopher Swan joins the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins a cast that audiences have been cheering, including Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. (more...)

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