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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...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS - Another Hit for Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas CityBWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS - Another Hit for Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 5, 2015

Guys and Dolls, featuring a number of the finest Guys and Dolls in Kansas City performing arts, opened on Saturday night at the Musical Theater Heritage of Crown Center. Sarah Crawford directs the musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and a pre-show talk by Executive Director George Harter. Guys and Dolls is based on two short stories, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" by Damon Runyan. (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...)

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...)

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...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, DISGRACED & More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater's Next SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, DISGRACED & More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater's Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays that will comprise next season's subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Included are a powerful drama, a raucous comedy, the great American musical, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, and a sizzling Broadway hit. (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...)

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...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Board of Directors along with Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, have announced the 2015 Season of spectacular shows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Studio Tenn's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEBWW Reviews: Studio Tenn's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 5, 2014

Finding it difficult to get into the holiday spirit? Studio Tenn has the perfect antidote to the grey, cloudy and wet days of early December in Nashville: It's A Wonderful Life-the company's production of the stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film. If it doesn't put you in the right frame of mind, then we suspect nothing will. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2014

Today in 1950, Guys and Dolls opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1200 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. 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...)

Goodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other ClassicsGoodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other Classics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

After one of its most successful seasons ever, two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announced today that its 2015 season will feature the world premiere of The Honeymooners and two classic musicals that are all sure to send theatergoers to the moon! (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season to Include GUYS AND DOLLS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & MoreCreede Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season to Include GUYS AND DOLLS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

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