STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep!

By: Dec. 09, 2016
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GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. GUYS AND DOLLS is now playing through Sunday, January 1, in association with The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

GUYS AND DOLLS will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, acclaimed Broadway (Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), film and television artist, who previously choreographed Working, Barnum, My Fair Lady, and Yentl at Asolo Rep. Sinai Tabak (Asolo Rep's productions of Josephine and Luck Be a Lady) returns to Asolo Rep as Music Director of the hit musical.

In this dazzling Tony Award-winning musical, the bright lights of Broadway illuminate famed author Damon Runyon's iconic American characters and their high-stakes quest for love and luck, from the lovelorn showgirl Adelaide, and roguish gamblers Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, to straight-laced save-your-soul missionary Sarah Brown. GUYS AND DOLLS features music and lyrics by Tony, Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Frank Loesser, and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Rising Broadway stars lead Asolo Rep's talented cast. Chris Hoch, who will play Nathan Detroit, has been seen on Broadway in Amazing Grace, Matilda, La Cage aux Folles, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast and more. Veronica J. Kuehn will portray showgirl Miss Adelaide and has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! Cole Burden will take on the role of hotshot gambler Sky Masterson. Mr. Burden has appeared in the national tours of Bridges of Madison County and the 25th Anniversary of LES MISERABLES. Right off the heels of the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella where she played the title role, Audrey Cardwell will portray missionary Sarah Brown.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1950, and garnered five Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical, and was revived in 1955, 1965, 1976, 1992, and 2009, and most recently on London's West End. The hit musical features some of the most irresistible songs of all time, from "Luck Be a Lady", to "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat", "If I Were a Bell", and more.The iconic 1955 film adaptation starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.