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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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Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct 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.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

BWW Blog: Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Welcome to RunyonlandBWW Blog: Noah Plomgren of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS - Welcome to Runyonland
by Guest Blogger: GUYS & DOLLS - May 12, 2015

Hey BroadwayWorld-ers! Welcome to Runyonland! My name is Noah Plomgren and I'm currently playing Benny Southstreet in Guys & Dolls at the gorgeous Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. I will be one of your guest bloggers over the next few weeks, giving you an inside look at the beauty and madness of our little show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Is a Sure Bet At Chambersburg's CCTBWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Is a Sure Bet At Chambersburg's CCT
by Marakay Rogers - May 12, 2015

The Frank Loesser classic is onn stage in Chambersburg, as sharp and sassy as ever (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera HouseBWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera House
by Karen Bovard - May 4, 2015

The current production of GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed is infectious, fast, and smart. It does Frank Loesser's topnotch score justice, nailing the balance between vocalists and the pit orchestra, letting us enjoy both the witty lyrics and memorable tunes of so many of the best songs ever written for musical theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Godspeed's GUYS & DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed 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. Check out a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Manna Nichols, Mark Price and More in Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Manna Nichols, Mark Price and More in Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed 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. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Anthony Roach and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Nancy Anderson, Anthony Roach and More in Highlights of Goodspeed's GUYS & DOLLS
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at theGoodspeed 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.  Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/21-6/14Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/21-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Tickets are already flying like loaded dice, as theater fans snatch up seats for Guys and Dolls, which will run May 21-June 14 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS, Opening TonightNancy Anderson and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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 now through June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Opening night is tonight, April 28, 2015. (more...)

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...)

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