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Damon Runyon

 
Date of Birth: October 04, 1880
Date of Death: December 10, 1946 (66)

Birth Place: Manhattan, KS, USA

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[Broadway, 1935]
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Marin Mazzie, Broadway star and three-time Tony nominated actress, empowers the audie Photo

Marin Mazzie, Broadway star and three-time Tony nominated actress, empowers the audience at the 2017 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Annual Breakfast in New York City on June 6, 2017, celebrating breakthroughs in cancer research.

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Damon Runyon News

Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the  Photo Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the Kennedy Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Opens Theatre Season With GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Opens Theatre Season With GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Opening Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 23rd anniversary season will be one of the most produced musicals in history, ‚ÄúGuys and Dolls.‚ÄĚ

Photos: First Look at Theatre Three's GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Photos: First Look at Theatre Three's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Theatre Three kicks-off its 52nd season with GUYS AND DOLLS. Considered the perfect musical of Broadway's Golden Age, this delightful romp gambles in luck and love from Times Square to Havana. Check out photos here!

ACT Of CT Announces Cast For GUYS AND DOLLS Photo ACT Of CT Announces Cast For GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the cast for the first production of their 2022-2023 season ‚ÄstGUYS AND DOLLS. The show marks the start to the theater's fifth season.¬†

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Memphis Photo Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Memphis
by Kevin Shaw - Sep 1, 2022

What did our critic think of GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Memphis?

James Monroe Iglehart, Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale & Jessie Mueller Will Lead GUYS  Photo James Monroe Iglehart, Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale & Jessie Mueller Will Lead GUYS AND DOLLS at the Kennedy Center
by Team BWW - Aug 2, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has just announced initial casting for its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni, the all-star cast will be led by Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Tony and Grammy winner Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown.

Photos: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Photos: First look at Pickerington Community Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 7, 2022

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Performances run July 8 thru the 17th, 2022 at the Wigwam Theater (10190 Blacklick-Eastern Road Northwest, Pickerington, OH 43147). For tickets: http://pickeringtoncommunitytheatre.org/

Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London Photo Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The classic Broadway musical Guys & Dolls is set to be revived in London next year in an immersive production from Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Nicholas Hytner.

A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced their 2022-2023 line up of shows. The season will mark the theater's fifth season and will include the Golden-Age classic comedy GUYS AND DOLLS, the smash hit jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES, and the breathtaking Tony Award winning THE SECRET GARDEN!

BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - May 2, 2022

As luck would have it for this lady, I had the privilege to review GUYS & DOLLS at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia Sunday, April 24, and let me tell you, hearing those performers sing was well worth the three-hour drive. The Musical Theatre program at SAU is thriving, and the future of those actors is bright!

Damon Runyon Videos

Broadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2020

We then close out the show at the opening night of director Des McAnuff's revival of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. Des said, 'I wanted to go back to Damon Runyon's time. He wrote the Broadway stories between '29 and '37 so, we set it very loosely in '35, it's a mythic landscape anyway, and I asked Jo Loesser about this idea and she thought Frank would like it, so that was good enough for me.'

VIDEO: Watch Clips From GUYS AND DOLLS at The Players Guild of Dearman VideoVIDEO: Watch Clips From GUYS AND DOLLS at The Players Guild of Dearman
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls!

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!

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!

VIDEO: Director Josh Rhodes Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Havana' from GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 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, will run July 2 - August 13, 2017, with opening night on Friday, July 7, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the cast rehearses 'Havana' from the show in the video below!

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for BrightSide Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, wraps up their 6th Season - A Season of Classic Broadway Shows - with the American classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls performing at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville now through June 25, 2017. Watch a trailer for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS at Asolo Rep!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

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!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 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.

STAGE 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.


Damon Runyon Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Damon Runyon written?
Damon Runyon has written 3 shows including Ballad of Little Pinks (Source Material), A Slight Case of Murder (Playwright), Guys and Dolls (Source Material).