Sally Ann Triplett to Join London Guys and Dolls Revival, March 6
According to Whatsonstage.com, Sally Ann Triplett will succeed Sarah Lancashire as Miss Adelaide in the smash London revival of Guys and Dolls on March 6th. In addition, new cast members--who have yet to be announced--will join the cast on the same day. The show is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre.Lancashire and the other three principal actors--Nigel Harman (who plays Sky Masterson), Nigel Lindsay (Nathan Detroit) and Jenna Russell (Sarah Brown)--will come to the end of their contracts on March 4th. Lynsey Britton is currently on stage as Miss Adelaide due to Lancashire's reported chest infection. "Prior to Triplett's arrival, it seems increasingly unlikely that Lancashire, who has been off with a reported chest infestion, will return to the role of the permanently sniffly Miss Adelaide," according to the article.Triplett recently appeared as Roxie in the West End production of Chicago; other London credits include Anything Goes, Acorn Antiques, Cats, Golden Boy, Rags, Jolson, Oliver! and Cabaret. Guys and Dolls opened on June 1st, 2005 with a lustrous cast in tow--Ewan McGregor (as Sky Masterson), Jane Krakowski (as Miss Adelaide), Russell (as Sarah Brown) and Douglas Hodge (as Nathan Detroit). The show, which has been a big commercial hit, also received a strong critical reception. Directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, the show is a somewhat grittier interpretation of the classic musical, which is set in a New York world of gamblers, gangsters, chorus girls and Sarah Brown, a Salvation Army girl who wants to reform all of them. Of course, Sarah also falls in love with gambler Sky Masterson.Guys and Dolls opened at the 46th Street Theatre on November 24th, 1950 and won the 1951 Tony Award for Best Musical. Running for 1,200 performances, it featured Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, Isabel Bigley and Sam Levene as its leads. Based on the stories of Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls features a score by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. There have been 3 Broadway revivals, and a 1955 film starred Marlon Brando, Blaine, Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons. The West End revival of Guys and Dolls is currently booking through September 2nd. It was also announced in October of 2005 that the musical is likely to transfer to Broadway.Call (0)870 060 0123 for more information on the West End production, or visit www.guysanddollsthemusical.com.
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