Guys and Dolls Revival

Opened: April 20, 1955

Guys and Dolls - 1955 - Broadway History , Info & More

City Center
131 W. 55th St. New York, NY

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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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.

Cory English Will Play Doctor Emmett Brown in BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2023

Celebrated theatre actor, Cory English, will join the cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre, playing the role of 'Doctor Emmett Brown'. The show will also extend its booking period until Sunday 22 October 2023. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now.

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by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

Celebrated theatre actor, Cory English, will join the cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre, playing the role of 'Doctor Emmett Brown' from 23 November 2022.

Review: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 17, 2022

Guys and Dolls is a musical featuring lyrics and music by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrow and Jo Swerling. The production follows the lives of New York’s underworld of guys who are cheats, gamblers and gangsters, and the dolls they love that make their lives even more complicated. It premiered on the Broadway stage in 1950. Many will remember the 1955 film version starring the all-star cast of Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine. So many memorable songs came from this production.

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, “Guys and Dolls.”

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Announces Directors for 45th Season
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022

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BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES is a Winner at Shaw Festival
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The Whole Backstage Theatre will hold auditions for Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser in March.

Alhambra To Kick Off 55th Season With GUYS & DOLLS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

Winner of the 1950 Tony Award for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls is one of the first musicals about the actual street called Broadway as New York City's vital thoroughfare, not the theatrical Broadway of kick-lines and curtain calls. This is the first time Guys & Dolls has not been produced at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining since owner Craig Smith took over the venerable theater in 2009.

TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!

by Nuria Pedret - Jul 21, 2021

El revival de la obra se estrenó en 1976 en el Broadway Theatre con un elenco afroamericano

Bill Condon Will Direct New GUYS AND DOLLS Movie
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2021

TriStar purchased remake rights to the short stories by Damon Runyon that inspired the original musical in 2019.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: Ewan McGregor protagonizaba GUYS AND DOLLS
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 1, 2021

El actor y cantante abrió el revival del show como Sky Masterson en el West End londinense en 2005

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
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The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

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HBO Max Announces Highlights for January 2021
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Spread the word, Upper Eastsiders -- all six seasons of “Gossip Girl” are coming to HBO Max on January 1st.

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by Cristina Martinez - Nov 24, 2020

Tras un breve paso por Philadelphia, GUYS AND DOLLS se estrena en Broadway el 24 de noviembre de 1950 en el 46th Street Theatre, actualmente conocido como Richard Rodges Theatre.

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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.



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