Maurice Hines, brother to Gregory, will lead the cast of Guys And Dolls as Nathan Detroit in Arena Stage's revival, opening Dec. 29. The Washington, DC, production, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Oak and Ivy), will run through Feb. 20 on the Fichandler Stage.
Hines began his career at the age of five as a dancer alongside his brother and, later, his father. His Broadway credits include appearances in Eubie!, Bring Back Birdie and Sophisticated Ladies. Tony Award nominated for Uptown...It's Hot!, Hines went on to direct Satchmo, Harlem Suite and become the first African-American director for Radio City Music Hall. His next project is a Broadway-bound hip-hop version of Alice in Wonderland called Yo Alice.
Starring with Hines are Alexandra Foucard (Les Miserables) as Adelaide, real-life newlyweds Brian and Diane Sutherland (he has credits from 1776, Victor/Victoria and Cats; she played Amalia in the 1994 revival of She Loves Me) as Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown, respectively, and Wayne W. Pretlow (The Civil War) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Also in the cast are Lawrence Redmond (Benny Southstreet), Annie Get Your Gun's Carlos Lopez (Harry the Horse), Richard J. Pelzman (Big Jule), Terrence Currier (Arvie Abernathy), Donna Migliaccio (General Cartwright) and Stephen F. Schmidt (Lt. Brannigan).
Designing the show are Paul Tazewell (costumes), Thomas Lynch (sets), Michael Gilliam (lighting) and Susan R. White (sound). Ken Roberson (Freak) is the choreographer.
Tickets are $50-$32. To reserve, call the box office at (202) 488-3300. The Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th Street. -- By Christine Ehren