One-Night-Only Concert of Guys and Dolls, Staged by Jack O'Brien, to Play Carnegie Hall
By Carey Purcell
A one-night-only concert performance of Guys and Dolls will be performed at Carnegie Hall April 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM.
Directed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), the concert will feature the Orchestra of St. Luke's with music direction by Rob Fisher (The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall and founding music director of Encores! and Anything Goes and Chicago) and choreography by Joshua Bergasse (NBC's "Smash").
The creative team will include video and projections designer Wendall K. Harrington, lighting designer Alan Adelman and sound designer Nevin Steinberg. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
Cast and remaining creative personnel will be announced at a later date.
Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. An adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon, the musical, according to press notes, "paints a picture of 1930-40s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide."
The score includes favorites such as a "A Bushel and a Peck," "Luck Be A Lady," "Take Back Your Mink," "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" and "If I Were A Bell."
Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950 and was subsequently revived in 1976, 1992, and, most recently, in 2009.
Carnegie Hall's concert presentations of favorite musicals in recent years have included Rodgers and Hammerstein's works The Sound of Music with Laura Osnes and Tony Goldwyn (2011), South Pacific with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005), and Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002), as well as Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn Horne and Alvy Powell (2008).
Tickets go on sale to Carnegie Hall subscribers and donors Aug. 19 at 8 AM and to the general public Aug. 26 at 8 AM.
More information can be found by visiting carnegiehall.org.
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