Guys and Dolls

Opened: November 24, 1950

Guys and Dolls - 1950 - Broadway History , Info & More

Erlanger Theatre
N 21st St. & Market St. Philadelphia, PA

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.

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The Carnegie Announces 2024 Season After Record-Breaking KINKY BOOTS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2023

This weekend, The Carnegie's 2023 Summer Series will see the curtain close after one of the most successful runs in the theatre's history. A fan favorite, KINKY BOOTS, smashed Carnegie records and earned the spot as the best-selling production in the organization's history. 

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Resurrects the Golden Age at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 15, 2023

The time period may be ambiguous in the classic Damon Runyon musical, but the laughs are undeniable.

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS To Open at Weathervane Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2023

The Weathervane Theatre will present the sexy and irreverent musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Sponsored by White Mountain International, LLC, this escapist fantasy plays in alternating rep at the Weathervane August 10 - 31, 2023.

Video: THE WHO'S TOMMY Sets Record as the Most Successful Production in Goodman Theatre History
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the incredible success of The Who's Tommy at Goodman Theatre, breaking records and thrilling audiences. Watch the exclusive video of the final bow featuring Pete Townshend. Don't miss out on this historic production.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For HARMONY on Broadway, Plus Watch a Behind the Scenes Video!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Harmony on Broadway! Find out who's starring in the new musical, and check out an all new behind the scenes video of the cast!

by Franco Milazzo - Aug 14, 2023

Is there no stopping (or topping) Phantom Peak? Just one year after debuting, this epic immersive theatre launches a summer season filled with new stories and is now looking to expand into the US.

Tom Jones Will Be Honored at FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4 at 54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2023

Lyricist Tom Jones, who passed away on August 11th, 2023, will be honored at the beginning of 54 Below's Fifty Key Stage Musicals: Vol 4, on Thursday, August 17th, at 9:30pm.

Interview: Craig Smith And Anthony Christopher Milfelt of GUYS AND DOLLS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Aug 13, 2023

Audiences can enjoy this delightful musical comedy at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre through September 16th. Two of the actors in this production, Craig Smith (portraying Nathan Detroit) and Anthony Christopher Milfelt (playing Rusty Charlie), took some time to tell BroadwayWorld how they feel about Guys and Dolls.

by Christiana Rose - Aug 14, 2023

5 stars! Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is a spontaneous musical theatre comedy, featuring professional performers, enviably talented in their creativity skills in improvisation #edfringe #improv #musicaltheatre

Zoë Ventoura, Lucy Maunder, Anthony Warlow, and More to Star in Australian Tour of CHICAGO
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 13, 2023

A sizzling star-studded cast has been announced for the new Australian tour of one of Australia's favourite musicals, CHICAGO. Tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, with general public tickets on sale from Friday 18 August.

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 12, 2023

Guys and Dolls is among the most famous and popular shows in all of musical theater.  Dutch Apple stays true to the source material and gives their audience what they expect. 

The New London Barn Playhouse Opens Its MainStage Production Of THE WEDDING SINGER
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2023

The Wedding Singer is now at the New London Barn Playhouse, running from August 9th - August 20th at 7:30 pm with matinee performances on August 10th, 16th, and 18th at 2:00 pm and Sunday performances at 5:00 pm.

Nikki Renee Daniels Joins 50 KEY MUSICALS at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2023

Broadway legends Nikki Renee Daniels (Company) and Steve Rosen (Guys and Dolls) are joining the cast of Fifty Key Stage Musicals: Vol 4, which will celebrate the rich tapestry of diversity woven through the American Musical Theater. 

Photos: First Look at KATHY AND STELLA SOLVE A MURDER! at Edinburgh Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2023

All production photos have been released for the new expanded version of Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!, the sell-out smash-hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, which is now playing to packed houses at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe until 27 August.

17 Regional Teens/Young Adults To Be Showcased In Spokane Valley Summer Theatre's Rising Stars
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2023

There's no shortage of incredible young talent in the region and part of Spokane Valley Summer Theatre's mission is to showcase and nurture it. RISING STARS is a showcase production that's become an annual and anticipated tradition for SVST. This year, SVST has added a performance, so you'll now have two opportunities to see the production: August 12th and 13th.

James Monroe Iglehart, Michael Urie, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Lead SPAMALOT; Ethan Slater & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 9, 2023

The court of the St. James Theatre has assembled! The Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has just announced its cast and we have the full list!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Comes to Palo Alto Players Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2023

Palo Alto Players opens its 93rd season with the hit Broadway musical MATILDA. Based on the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl, the joyous girl power romp is packed with high-energy dance numbers and fresh, clever songs.

White Heron Theatre Company to Present THE 39 STEPS in Nantucket
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Get ready for a fast-paced comedy mystery thriller as White Heron Theatre Company brings 'The 39 Steps' to Nantucket. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock, this production features over 150 characters played by a talented cast of four. Don't miss this exciting limited run.

Broadway Veteran Lee Roy Reams Joins FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Get the latest news on Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams joining the cast of FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4. Find out all the details about this star-studded stage musical production and where you can catch it.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2023

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre has announced the opening of the musical Guys and Dolls on September 15, 2023.

Video: Watch the DICKS: THE MUSICAL Movie Trailer With Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion & More
by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2023

A24 has debuted the trailer video for its first-ever movie musical, Dicks: the Musical. The new film from comedians Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp stars Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Bowen Yang, and Megan Thee Stallion. The film is based on Jackson and Sharp's stage show, F*cking Identical Twins, which loosely follows a The Parent Trap-style plot.

Full Cast and Team Set For SISTER ACT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2023

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the divine musical comedy, Sister Act, August 14 - 20.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set for CABARET at The Old Globe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2023

Discover the full cast and creative team behind the highly anticipated production of CABARET at The Old Globe. Get all the details on this exciting theatrical event.

Denis Jones to Direct Asolo Rep's Production of CRAZY FOR YOU
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2023

Get the latest news on Asolo Rep's production of Crazy For You, directed by Denis Jones. Find out show dates and ticket information for this highly anticipated musical revival. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Crazy For You at Asolo Rep.

Kennedy Center's SPAMALOT Is Coming to Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 2, 2023

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre. We have all the details!

Allison Blackwell, Sara Jean Ford, and Daniel Assetta join 54 CELEBRATES FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2023

Routledge Press’ highly praised new book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew, which rounds-up fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is now being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals at 54 Below.

New Line Theatre Names Chris Moore Associate Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2023

New Line Theatre has named St. Louis actor-singer-dancer-director Chris Moore as the company's new Associate Artistic Director.

Broadway in Worcester Reveals 2023-2024 Season Lineup With Jessie Mueller and Santino Fontana
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2023

Broadway in Worcester has announced its 2023-2024 season featuring performances from Tony Award Winner Jessie Mueller with host and pianist Seth Rudetsky on Friday, September 22 at 8:00 pm at the Prior Performing Arts Center on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross and Tony Award Winner Santino Fontana on Friday, March 1, 2023 at the Jean McDonough Arts Center's BrickBox Theater, both in Worcester, MA.

Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Danieley, Adam Pascal, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 29, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens At The Carnegie July 29
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2023

The Carnegie lands a theatrical trifecta with the third and final production in its Summer Theatre Series: GUYS AND DOLLS, a musical fable of Broadway.

Now Hiring: Audio Engineer, Light Board Operator/Programmer, and More - BWW Classifieds
by - Jul 27, 2023

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/27/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

The Old Globe's 2023 Gala to Take Place in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2023

Immerse yourself in the opulence and elegance of GLITZ & GLAMOUR at The Old Globe. Step into the golden age of theater and experience a night of art deco-inspired entertainment. Witness the spectacle and indulge in the ultimate evening of divinity.

METEOR SHOWER Opens at the Weathervane Theatre Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2023

The Weathervane Theatre  will present Steve Martin’s zany new comedy Meteor Shower. The production will play in alternating repertory, starting Wednesday, July 26, through August 26, 2023.

54 Below to Present FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4 - A Showcase of Iconic Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2023

Don't miss 54 CELEBRATES FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: VOL. 4, a mesmerizing showcase of iconic musicals. Be captivated by the talent and energy on stage as this limited engagement celebrates the best of Key Stage Productions.

Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Play North Shore Music Theatre Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 24, 2023

It's five o'clock somewhere… Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will bring Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE for an exciting island getaway. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will play from Tuesday, August 15 thru Sunday, August 27, 2023.

Jane Krakowski To Host A TECTONIC CABARET On October 2, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2023

Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski is set to host Tectonic Theater Project's (Moisés Kaufman, Founding Artistic Director; Matt Joslyn, Executive Director) annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, Monday, October 2, 2023 with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM and performances at 7:30 PM at Sony Hall (235 W 46th Street).

UK Tour of 42ND STREET Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre in August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2023

Samantha Womack will star as Dorothy Brock, alongside Michael Praed as Julian Marsh, Faye Tozer as Maggie Jones, Les Dennis as Bert Barry and Nicole-Lily Baisden as Peggy Sawyer in the UK tour of 42nd STREET. The production will visit Milton Keynes Theatre 28 August – 02 September. 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Melbourne in November
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2023

The hit Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles will open in Melbourne for a strictly limited season at Arts Centre Melbourne from 9 November 2023.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Takes The Stage At The New London Barn Playhouse MainStage, August 6
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2023

Witness the inspiring true story of Carole King at the Award-winning New London Barn Playhouse' production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, now running July 19th - August 6th.

Lincoln Clauss and Joanna A. Jones to Star in CABARET at The Old Globe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for a dazzling performance as Lincoln Clauss and Joanna A. Jones take the stage in the highly anticipated revival of CABARET at The Old Globe. This award-winning musical is set to captivate audiences with its stunning production and extraordinary talent.

Video: Watch Clips From GUYS AND DOLLS at ACT of Connecticut
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2023

Guys and Dolls was recently performed at ACT of CT. Performances ran October 27 - November 20, 2022. Check out clips from the show in this all new video!

Review: BACKSTAGE BABBLE LIVE Bubbles Over with On-Stage Broadway Talent and High-Spirited Host at 54 Below
by Rob Lester - Jul 19, 2023

There was a lot of history crossing that stage, with performers reprising numbers they’d sung on the Great White Way as far back as the 1970s. Giving the proceedings a uniquely touching quality was the sweet meeting of the generations, with these still very vital veterans being welcomed by — and conversing with — a respectful master of ceremonies who’s still in his teens, but is immersed in musical theatre lore.

The Gateway's Annual Fundraiser SHAKE THE SHORE To Honor Diane Giattino
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2023

The Gateway's Annual Fundraiser, SHAKE THE SHORE, will take place at The Gateway in Bellport on July 29 at 6 PM. The evening will honor Bellport's Diane Giattino and will feature a performance by The Gateway Alum, Nick Sanchez of Broadway's Hamilton, as well as, a special appearance by two-time Olympic Medalist, Nancy Kerrigan – star of The Gateway's Holiday Spectacular on Ice.

Theaterworks Hartford Extends Run of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S Through Early August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2023

Discover the gripping drama of 'Clyde's' by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Theaterworks Hartford has extended the run of this acclaimed play until August 5. Don't miss your chance to experience the power and artistry of this must-see production.

Priscilla Lopez, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa & More Will Star in Michael John LaChiusa's THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) just announced the New York premiere of THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA, directed and co-choreographed by Graciela Daniele, with book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. 

MNM Theatre Company's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Opens at The Kravis Center in September
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

MNM Theatre Company will present Five Guys Named Moe, playwright Clarke Peters exciting, exhilarating, and exuberantly loving tribute to Jazz legend Louis Jordan and his music from September 8th through September 24th in the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Kylie Minogue to Appear Digitally in I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY: THE STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

Full casting has been released for I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY: THE STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN MUSICAL. It was also announced that Kylie Minogue will digitally appear throughout the show as a specially created character unique to the musical.

Darius de Haas Will Lead BILLY STRAYHORN: SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2023

 Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the full cast and creative team of its upcoming world premiere musical Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For, starring Darius de Haas as legendary jazz composer Billy Strayhorn.

Photos: First Look at GREASE at the Argyle Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

 The Argyle Theatre presents GREASE, directed and choreographed by Eugenio Contenti with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. Performances run through August 27, 2023. Check out all new photos here!

THE TURN OF THE SCREW to Open at Sierra Madre Playhouse on Friday.
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 12, 2023

The Turn of the Screw, presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse and Michael Mullen, will run from July 14-July 30, 2023. The production opens on Sunday, July 16th.


Fugue for Tinhorns
Follow the Fold
The Oldest Established
I'll Know
A Bushel and a Peck
Adelaide's Lament
Guys and Dolls
If I Were a Bell
My Time of Day
I've Never Been in Love Before
Take Back Your Mink
More I Cannot Wish You
Crapshooter's Dance
Luck Be a Lady
Sue Me
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat
Marry the Man Today
Getting Dressed
Three-Cornered Tune
Travelin' Light
A Woman in Love
Pet Me, Poppa
Nathan's Problem
It Feels Like Forever
I Come A-Running
Ooh, My Feet
Fugue For Tinhorns
Follow The Fold
The Oldest Established
I'll Know
A Bushel And A Peck
Adelaide's Lament
Guys And Dolls
If I Were A Bell
My Time Of Day
I've Never Been In Love Before
Take Back Your Mink
More I Cannot Wish You
The Crapshooters' Dance
Luck Be A Lady
Sue Me
Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
Marry the Man Today
I've Never Been In Love Before
Guys and Dolls has had 23 productions including Broadway which opened in 1950, Broadway which opened in 1950, US Tour which opened in 1951, West End which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1966, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1982, West End which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1996, US Tour which opened in 2001, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2009, Beverly, MA (Regional) which opened in 2012 and West End which opened in 2016.
Guys and Dolls has been nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Choreography for Michael Kidd, and Best Direction for George S. Kaufman.
Guys and Dolls has won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Choreography for Michael Kidd, and Best Direction for George S. Kaufman.
Guys and Dolls has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Isabel Bigley received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards.
Guys and Dolls has won several awards, including the Best Musical award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. In addition, Isabel Bigley received the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for her role in the show.



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