Michael Mastro, who was recently seen as Gooper in the Broadway revival of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, will play the part created in the original 1950 Guys and Dolls production by Sam Levene. Mastro will be joined by the previously announced Robert Cuccioli as Sky Masterson and Kate Baldwin as Sarah Brown. Bob Dorian also recently joined the cast as Arvide Abernathy; casting is still ongoing for the role of Adelaide.
On Broadway Michael Mastro was seen in Barrymore, Side Man, Judgment at Nuremberg and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He also starred in the Paper Mill production of The Dinner Party, which was directed by John Rando. Mastro is a member of the Naked Angels Theatre Company.
Guys and Dolls will play the Paper Mill June 2-July 18. Stafford Arima will direct the classic musical, which will feature choreography by Patti Wilcox and musical direction by Tom Helm.
The original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls opened at the 46th Street Theatre in Nov. 1950, running 1,200 performances before closing Nov. 28, 1953. Among the premiere cast were Robert Alda as Sky Masterson, Isabel Bigley as Sarah Brown, Sam Levene as Nathan Detroit and Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide. Blaine re-created her role for the 1955 film, which also starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.
The most recent Broadway revival was mounted at the Martin Beck Theatre in March 1992. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the Tony-winning production cast Peter Gallagher as Sky, Josie de Guzman as Sarah Brown, Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit and Faith Prince as Miss Adelaide. Prince won a Tony for her performance in the musical, which ran 1,143 performances. Paper Mill Playhouse is located on Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. Tickets, priced $30-$67, are available by calling (973) 376-4343. For more information visit www.papermill.org.