2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1950)
Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.
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
unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards,
including TONY Awards, Drama Desks, and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show
has been done
with numerous all-star casts including productions/concerts
featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and
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, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments
that they've been
engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson
for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary
Sarah Brown. 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.
Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys And Dolls a crowd
pleaser. The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star
roles. With a
great collection of production resources from MTI, this highly
producible show is a treat for audiences and performers of any age.
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The first musical to feature murder as an essential ingredient of the plot was Rose-Marie in 1924, in which a fur trapper was falsely accused of a killing.