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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Based on a story ("The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown") and characters by Damon Runyon

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway's golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, a masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon's comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City.



GUYS AND DOLLS originally conquered Broadway in 1951 as the winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical and again in 1992 with 4 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. The New York Times calls it "The show that defines Broadway dazzle!" A movie version ofGUYS AND DOLLS was released in 1953 starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.



Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 9
by Audition Roundup - Jul 9, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 9, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: We Go Together: GREASE Ensemble Discusses Challenges and Camaraderie
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 28, 2017

'We are all there for each other,' Kevin Nietzel asserts, affirming the bond that is making Maine State Music Theatre's Grease so electric. 'It is very rewarding,' adds Neil Starkenberg, MSMT's Danny Zuko. Co-star Chelsea Williams, who plays Sandy to Starkenberg's Danny, continues the thought: 'Neil and I have had conversations about how we could do this show for a really long time. It is so much fun, and I think that must be obvious to the audience. The energy is so palpable that it is a special joy to work that hard every night. Everyone is having the time of his life!' These three actors together with principals Gerrianne Perez (Rizzo), Charis Leos (Miss Lynch), Costume Designer Travis M. Grant, and MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark all joined BWW's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold for the third panel discussion in the theatre's Peek Behind the Curtain series held each summer at Curtis Memorial Library. In an especially lively and far-ranging conversation that highlighted not only the challenges but also the camaraderie of this ensemble, the panel and capacity audience explored the history, characters, and production process for MSMT's summer mega hit. (more...)


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Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Faith Prince Visits GUYS AND DOLLS at Placer Community Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Normally, the 45 actors in the cast of the cast of Placer Community Theater's current production of Guys and Dolls are the ones on stage pouring out everything they have for appreciative audiences. But on Wednesday night, roles were reversed as the cast sat in rapt attention in the audience. The focus of their attention: actress Faith Prince who came to Auburn to talk with them about her career and to work with them on their acting technique. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN Arrives, Brings Arendelle to Denver!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions launches its new Broadway-bound musical Frozen from Aug. 17-Oct. 1 at Denver's Buell Theatre. The new stage adaptation of the popular animated film plays a try-out in Colorado for seven weeks before joining Disney hits 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King' on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre. The show has finally arrived in Denver and the company is getting ready for the big debut! (more...)

Review Roundup: Bucks County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

'Guys and Dolls', the classic Broadway musical, brings a veteran Broadway cast to New Hope, PA at the historic Bucks County Playhouse through August 12, 2017. Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are proud that this is the largest production since the reopening of Bucks County Playhouse in 2012. The 2017 Bucks County Playhouse Season is sponsored by Bank of America. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company to Stage SEUSSICAL JR. This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present a one -hour, family-friendly adaptation of the Broadway musical "Seussical Jr." tailored especially for young audiences. (more...)

Placer Community Theater GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Audience Raves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The hit Broadway musical Guys and Dolls opened Friday, July 21 at the State Theatre. The classic Frank Loesser musical is based on the stories of famed journalist and storyteller Damon Runyon and tells the story of gamblers looking for love and a floating dice game in the streets of New York's Broadway theatre district. The musical is produced by Placer Community Theater and runs weekends through August 5th. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 25th, 2017: A WALL APART by Air Supply's Graham Russell Opens at NYMF and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A WALL APART by Air Supply's Graham Russell opens at NYMF! (more...)

Broadway Comes to Bristol in BROADWAY THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its Summer Music Fest series with BROADWAY THEN AND NOW on August 10-20 with a trip to the Great White Way, BRT style.  Broadway Then & Now features all the hits of Broadway in one sensational concert, from shows like Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and more.  Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band are joined by BRT veterans Maggie Griffin-Smith, Luke Grooms, Keith Spencer, and Tasha Waters, with Kristin Titus making her BRT debut. (more...)

Photos: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow and More in Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bucks County Playhouse's Guys and Dolls! Check out the photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

the young company Summer Festival Takes the Stage at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

???????The Summer Festival, August 10-20, 2017, is the culmination of 5 weeks of preparation by young company students and their professional Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, and Design Team. Performed by actors in grades 4-12, the young company Summer Festival includes 6 fully staged productions: family friendly Doctor Dolittle Jr., upbeat and classic High School Musical, and the quintessential Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. Our high school students continue the fun with the dazzling and ingenious Peter and the Starcatcher, hilarious toe-tapping The Drowsy Chaperone, and the powerful and political Cabaret. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More Highlight Rivertown Theaters' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is about to kick-off another spectacular and diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season. First up on the boards - the Frank Loesser celebrated musical classic, 'Guys & Dolls' running September 8 - 24th. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, and family programming. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Sydney's MAMMA MIA Thursday 27th July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

SOS! Get in quick as tickets go on sale this week for the Sydney season of the global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! The general public can purchase tickets from Thursday 27th July at mammamiathemusical.com.au (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 21, 2017

For the past two decades, Urbandale Community Theatre has been entertaining the local community with an annual summer musical theatre production. This tradition continues this year with a new production of Guys and Dolls running July 21 - 30, 2017. Guys and Dolls, the 1950 Frank Loesser production that has been a staple of American musical theatre since its debut, also continues Urbandale Community Theatre's tradition of utilizing a volunteer cast, crew, and orchestra in combination with a professional production team to create a polished theatrical experience that reaches all areas of the Urbandale community. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Linda Mugleston made her debut as Dolly Gallagher Levi yesterday afternoon in Hello, Dolly! Mugleston understudies the role and was filling in for Tony winner Bette Midler for the Wednesday matinee performance. Midler was indeed back on for the evening performance. Ticket holders who came to see Midler were offered a refund at the box office. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Seventy-six Trombones" are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, THE MUSIC MAN. Beginning performances on August 3, this production promises to be a crowd pleaser for all ages. (more...)

From Page to Stage to Have One of the Largest Companies in the West End this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) will have one of the largest companies in the West End this summer: a Cast of 56, working alongside 18 Creatives, plus Musicians and over 50 Composers and Writers presenting new musicals! (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TIN WOMAN Celebrates Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Audiences and critics filled the house for the Opening Night of The Tin Woman at Theatre at the Center (TATC) on Sunday, July 16. This was the Chicagoland premiere of Sean Grennan's newest play starring Erin Noel Grennan in the lead role. The Jeff Recommended play The Tin Woman continues its run at TATC through August 13. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 18, 2017

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Fräulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Announces Auditions for GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

All are encouraged to attend both the vocal and dance call. Audition sides from the script with be provided at the Callbacks. (more...)

Photo Flash: WICKED Practices a Kiss Goodbye and More Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week our Instagram take over leads to a sweet #SIP with Wicked on tour and friends from far and wide celebrate their two show days. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

Williams Street Rep Showcases a Wide Range of Talent in GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

WSR, McHenry County's only professional theater company, brings bouncy Broadway fun to downtown Crystal Lake! (more...)

Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS Rocks the Boat at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Guys and Dolls tops Entertainment Weekly's list of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it's everything we love in musical theatre. Now fast-rising director/choreographer Josh Rhodes returns to the Globe to direct our first-ever production of this Broadway masterpiece. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his 'oldest established permanent floating crap game' going. He's also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of Guys and Dolls at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below! (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls features 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". Performances are July 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and July 16 at 3 PM.  Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio  43026.  For tickets or more information, visit:  http://hilliardartscouncil.org/guys-and-dolls (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below! (more...)

Guest Blog: Andy Barnes Talks New Family Musical THE LITTLE BEASTS
by Guest Blog: Andy Barnes - Jul 12, 2017

You probably won't have heard of us, but Perfect Pitch is a non-profit theatre company which, since 2006, has been 100% dedicated to creating, developing and promoting new British musicals, and engaging new, diverse and younger audiences with the art form. Most of our development work to date has been made possible by partnering with regional theatres, drama colleges and universities from around the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 12, 2017

Guys and Dolls at The Old Globe Theatre is running through August 13th, 2017. (more...)

A Taste of Broadway Comes to Broadway By the Bay's First Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway By the Bay (BBBay) has been delivering professional, high-quality musicals to the community for the past 52 years. BBBay's productions feature the Bay Area's finest local talent who generously donate their time and creativity for these shows.  Past musicals include CATS, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, West Side Story, The Producers, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Take an incredible journey across the ocean in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of the classically quirky children's book Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Jr.! (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Invites You to Roll the Dice and Fall in Love Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

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