Judy Kaye Replaces Jayne Houdyshell in Carnegie Hall Guys and Dolls
By Andrew Gans
Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye has replaced the previously announced Jayne Houdyshell in the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright in Carnegie Hall's gala benefit performance of the classic musical Guys and Dolls, which will be presented April 3 at 7:30 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Kaye joins previously announced cast members Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit; Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson; Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown; Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide; John Bolton as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan as Nicely-Nicely Johnson; Christopher Fitzgerald as Benny Southstreet; Steve Schirripa as Big Jule; Lee Wilkof as Harry the Horse; and Len Cariou as Arvide Abernathy.
Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien directs the concert production, collaborating with Rob Fisher as music director (conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s) and choreographer Joshua Bergasse.
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls, according to press notes, is an "adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon and paints a picture of 1930s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown, and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide." The score includes “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.”
Additional creative personnel include costume consultant William Ivey Long, lighting designer Alan Adelman, projections designer Wendall K. Harrington and sound designer Nevin Steinberg, with casting by Telsey + Company.
The musical is presented with full orchestra, cast and ensemble, and is a gala benefit, providing support for the music education programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
For tickets visit carnegiehall.org/guysanddolls.
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