Swayze to Make London Guys and Dolls Debut July 27

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Patrick Swayze has recovered from the chest infection that delayed his London stage debut in Guys and Dolls.

The Hollywood actor will now start performances at the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre on July 27 and face the critics on Aug 7.

Swayze was due to star opposite Claire Sweeney’s Miss Adelaide beginning July 10, joining Adam Cooper and Kelly Price as Sky and Sarah Brown, respectively.

Swayze is best known for his movies “Ghost” and “Dirty Dancing.” Onstage he played Billy Flynn in Chicago and Danny Zuko in Grease, both on Broadway.

Michael Grandage’s acclaimed revival of Frank Loesser’s classic musical opened on June 1, 2005, with Ewan McGregor and Jane Krakowski as Sky Masterson and Miss Adelaide.

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, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.

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