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Breaking News: Rebel Wilson To Play Miss Adelaide In London GUYS AND DOLLSBreaking News: Rebel Wilson To Play Miss Adelaide In London GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

It was announced today that Rebel Wilson will play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress joins the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. Guys and Dolls has also announced the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until January 7, 2017. (more...)

PITCH PERFECT Star Rebel Wilson to Make West End Debut in GUYS & DOLLSPITCH PERFECT Star Rebel Wilson to Make West End Debut in GUYS & DOLLS
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2016

PITCH PERFECT star Rebel Wilson turned to Twitter to announce the news that she will be making her West End debut in the Phoenix Theatre's current production of GUYS & DOLLS in the role of Miss Adelaide. (more...)

Rebel Wilson Joins West End Cast of GUYS AND DOLLS in JuneRebel Wilson Joins West End Cast of GUYS AND DOLLS in June
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

It was announced today that Rebel Wilson will play Miss Adelaide in the West End production of GUYS AND DOLLS. The Australian actress joins the show at the Phoenix Theatre on June 28 for a strictly limited run, finishing on August 21. Guys and Dolls has also announced the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until January 7, 2017. (more...)

Nigel Lindsay to Replace Richard Kind in GUYS AND DOLLS in the West End, Performances Begin TonightNigel Lindsay to Replace Richard Kind in GUYS AND DOLLS in the West End, Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Nigel Lindsay will take over for Richard Kind as 'Nathan Detroit' in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre, beginning tonight May 24, the Daily Mail reports. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Nigel Lindsay Cast as Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS at Phoenix TheatreNigel Lindsay Cast as Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 16, 2016

It has been officially announced today that Nigel Lindsay will join the West End cast of GUYS AND DOLLS for a limited time, playing Nathan Detroit in the Phoenix Theatre production May 26-June 26. He takes over from Richard Kind, whose last performance is May 22. Lindsay last played the role in the West End run of Michael Grandage's 2005 Donmar Warehouse production. (more...)

Nigel Lindsay to Replace Richard Kind in GUYS AND DOLLS in the West EndNigel Lindsay to Replace Richard Kind in GUYS AND DOLLS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Nigel Lindsay will take over for Richard Kind as 'Nathan Detroit' in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre, beginning May 24, the Daily Mail reports this evening. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/14/16- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/14/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2016

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Fleeshman, Maxwell Caulfield, Louise Dearman and More in GUYS AND DOLLS UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Fleeshman, Maxwell Caulfield, Louise Dearman and More in GUYS AND DOLLS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls transfers to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK this spring. The West End production opened 19 March and is booking until 30 October, whilst the UK tour is running simultaneously, opening in Liverpool on 16 March and touring throughout the UK until 30 July, closing in Woking. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the tour cast in action below! (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 SeasonGlenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/16- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2016

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...)

Spiro and Kind Join Tompsett In Phoenix West End Transfer Of GUYS AND DOLLS!Spiro and Kind Join Tompsett In Phoenix West End Transfer Of GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will be extending its run at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 March 2016. Casting for the West End extension includes multiple Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Hello Dolly) as Miss Adelaide, Richard Kind (Disney/Pixar's BAFTA award-wining Inside Out) as Nathan Detroit and Oliver Tompsett (Wicked) as Sky Masterson. Continuing in their roles from the Savoy to the Phoenix Theatre are Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, and Gavin Spokes as Nicely Nicely Johnson. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. T (more...)

BWW Interview: Surfside Players' Bryan Bergeron Chats GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Interview: Surfside Players' Bryan Bergeron Chats GUYS AND DOLLS
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 14, 2016

There are few titles in the American Musical cannon that are as beloved as GUYS AND DOLLS. The show about loveable gangsters and gamblers in 1920s and 30s New York has been thrilling audiences around the world since 1950. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, GUYS AND DOLLS is often held up beside MY FAIR LADY and GYPSY as the epitome of the musical theatre artform. Beginning Friday, January 22nd, the Surfside Players in Cocoa Beach will mount a production of the classic musical, helmed by director Bryan Bergeron. Recently, I had the chance to exchange emails with Bergeron to discuss the show. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater to present GUYS & DOLLS, 1/28-2/28Pittsburgh Public Theater to present GUYS & DOLLS, 1/28-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Brimming with song & dance, comedy & romance, gamblers & chorus girls, the unforgettable Guys & Dolls starts the year at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Ted Pappas directs and choreographs the Great American Musical running January 28 - February 28, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Guys & Dolls is presented by Highmark. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Beams With InspirationBWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Beams With Inspiration
by Herbert Paine - Dec 21, 2015

The interpretation and staging of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY by director/actor Tim Shawver and his fellow thespians ~ Marshall Glass, Devon Nickel, Katie Larson, Traci McCormick, and Timothy Pittman ~ are impressive, entertaining, and heartwarming. On the air now at AZ Broadway Theatre ~ through December 24th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/20/2015Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/20/2015
by BWW - Dec 20, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/13/2015Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/13/2015 for Baltimore (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The WallisBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 11, 2015

Luck has nothing to do with it. Mary Zimmerman's GUYS AND DOLLS is a well thought out, surprisingly fresh reinvention of one of the best golden age musicals ever written. The charming production just concluded a 9-month run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and can now be seen on stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through December 20. It is the second musical to make such a transition following last December's enchanting Into the Woods, also directed by Zimmerman. Let us hope the tradition will continue. (more...)

Chichester's GUYS AND DOLLS Moves to the West End TonightChichester's GUYS AND DOLLS Moves to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, begins tonight, December 10, at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. (more...)

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