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Encyclopedia > Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Original Cast Recording
Music Frank Loesser
Lyrics Frank Loesser
Book Jo Swerling
Abe Burrows
Based upon The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon
Productions 1950 Broadway
1953 West End
1955 film
1976 Broadway revival
1982 West End revival
1992 Broadway revival
1995 Las Vegas
2005 West End revival
Awards Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book
Olivier for Outstanding Musical
Tony Award for Best Revival
Drama Desk Outstanding Revival
Olivier for Outstanding Musical

Guys and Dolls is a musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown, a short story by Damon Runyon. It also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably "Pick the Winner." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:FrankLoesser1. ... Image:FrankLoesser1. ... Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 - October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer and lyricist and a screenwriter. ... Abe Burrows on Match Game Abe Burrows (December 18, 1910 – May 17, 1985), was a noted American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage, particularly Broadway. ... A short story that the musical guys and dolls is based on. ... Damon Runyon Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film made by the Samuel Goldwyn Company and released by MGM. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Vegas redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... The Tony Award for Best Revival (Musical) has been awarded since 1994. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Image:FrankLoesser1. ... Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 - October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer and lyricist and a screenwriter. ... Abe Burrows on Match Game Abe Burrows (December 18, 1910 – May 17, 1985), was a noted American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage, particularly Broadway. ... A short story that the musical guys and dolls is based on. ... Damon Runyon Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. ...


The musical was first produced on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre, opening on November 24, 1950 and directed by George S. Kaufman. It starred Robert Alda, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley, and Vivian Blaine. The play enjoyed an initial run of 1,201 performances, winning five 1951 Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. Decca Records issued an original cast recording on LP; it was later reissued on CD by MCA. The original London production opened at the London Coliseum on May 28, 1953 and ran for 555 performances. The show enjoyed numerous award-winning revivals and tours and has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. ... Robert Alda (February 26, 1914 – May 3, 1986) born Alfonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto DAbruzzo, was an American actor. ... Levene in The Killers Russian-born Sam Levene (August 28, 1905 - December 28, 1980) was an American Broadway and movie actor. ... Isabel Bigley, star of the musical stage on Broadway and London, born in the Bronx, NY, on February 23, 1926, died at age 80 on September 30, 2006. ... Vivian Blaine Vivian Blaine (born 21 November 1921 in Newark, New Jersey; died 9 December 1995 in New York, New York) was an actress and singer best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production Guys and Dolls. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ... The London Coliseum The Coliseum Theatre is one of Londons largest and best equipped theatres, opening in 1904. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 3, 1955 the film version was released, starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons, with Vivian Blaine reprising her role. It was directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film made by the Samuel Goldwyn Company and released by MGM. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ...

Contents

Original production background

Isabel Bigley, who played Miss Sarah Brown, wrote an article about the frustrations and accomplishments that took place throughout the creation of Guys and Dolls. Among other things, she claimed that Frank Loesser physically assaulted her for not singing his songs the way he believed she should. Loesser's daughter, Susan, wrote in her biography of her father, "During a tantrum that became a Broadway insiders' legend, he [Frank Loesser] actually slapped Isabel Bigley in the face when she failed to sing his way. Like his explosion with the chorus, his attack on Isabel was over in a flash."[1]


A 50th-anniversary NPR retrospective on the making of the original Broadway production included Blaine's recollections of Miss Adelaide being created specifically to fit Blaine into the musical after Loesser and Loewe decided she was ill suited to play the buttoned-up Sarah. In the same retrospective, host Scott Simon observed that "Adelaide's Lament" is "often considered a perfect comic song" and offered a clip of lyricist Fred Ebb's analysis of its appeal: NPR redirects here. ... Scott Simon is the host of National Public Radios Weekend Edition Saturday. ... Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a musical theatre lyricist. ...

Here's a girl who's got a cold all through the play and she says she has a cold 'cause somebody isn't going to marry her. That's a very rich comic notion. And she's got these hilarious punch lines. You know, "if she's getting a kind of name for herself and the name ain't his; if she's tired of gettin' the fish eye from the hotel clerk." Every line in it is worth something. It means something; has impact. It has vitality. It has humor and charm and appropriateness. And I don't know how you can get much better than that.

—Lyricist Fred Ebb[2] Look up reputation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Revivals

Ewan McGregor as Sky Masterson in the 2005 London revival of Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls has enjoyed many revivals, including a 1976 revival at The Broadway Theatre, which featured an all-black cast and Motown-style musical arrangements by Danny Holgate and Horace Ott, which was directed by Billy Wilson. It ran for 239 performances. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (601x756, 42 KB) This image is of a poster for an event, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the organization hosting the event or the artist which produced the poster in question. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (601x756, 42 KB) This image is of a poster for an event, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the organization hosting the event or the artist which produced the poster in question. ... The Broadway Theatre is located in New York City, on 1681 Broadway (Broadway and 53rd Street). ... Motown Records, Inc. ...


A 1982 London revival was directed by Richard Eyre and played at the Royal National Theatre's largest auditorium, the Olivier Theatre. The principals were Bob Hoskins (Nathan), Julia McKenzie (Miss Adelaide), Ian Charleson (Sky), and Julie Covington (Sarah). Sir Richard Eyre, (born 28 March 1943), is a British film and theatre director. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a theatre company which operates from a building of the same name on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... Julia McKenzie (born 17 February 1941, Enfield, Middlesex, England) is a British actor and theatre director. ... Ian Charleson (August 11, 1949 – January 6, 1990) was a Scottish actor. ... Julie Covington (born September 11, 1947) is an English singer and actress best known for recording the original version of Dont Cry For Me Argentina. Covingtons break came in 1967 when, whilst still a student at Homerton College, Cambridge, she was invited to sing on David Frosts...


A 1992 Broadway revival, directed by Jerry Zaks, played at the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 1,143 performances. In 1995, a Las Vegas, Nevada production starred Jack Jones, Maureen McGovern and Frank Gorshin. Jerry Zaks is a director and actor born in Stuttgart, Germany on 7 September, 1946. ... The Martin Beck Theatre is a notable Broadway theatre in New York. ... Vegas redirects here. ... Jack Jones, singer Jack Jones (born John Allan Jones in January 14, 1938) is an American jazz and pop singer. ... A former secretary, Maureen McGovern quickly became the new it singer in 1973 with the Oscar-winning Morning After. ... Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series. ...


The 2005 West End revival opened at London's Piccadilly Theatre in June 2005 and closed in April 2007. This revival, directed by Michael Grandage, starred Ewan McGregor (Sky Masterson), Jane Krakowski (Miss Adelaide), and Douglas Hodge (Nathan Detroit)[3]. American actors Patrick Swayze (2006) and Don Johnson (2007) appeared as Nathan Detroit after Douglas Hodge left. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... The Piccadilly Theatre is situated on Denman Street in Londons West End, hidden behind Piccadilly Circus. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Jane Krakowski (née Krajkowski, born October 11, 1968 in Parsippany, New Jersey) is a Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Patrick Bendover Swayze (born August 18, 1952), is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... Donald Wayne Don Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor well known for his fame in film and television. ...


According to playbill.com the 2005 West End production, which had been scheduled to begin previews on Broadway in February 2008, has been indefinitely postponed.[4] For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


Synopsis

Act I

The story revolves around the activities of New York petty criminals and professional gamblers. Nathan Detroit runs an (illegal) "floating crap game", despite constant encouragement to "go straight" by Miss Adelaide, a nightclub singer to whom he has been engaged for fourteen years but will not marry. When a surge of "high-rollers" comes to town, Nathan is pressured to find a place to hold his floating crap game. Due to strong police activity, namely Lieutenant Brannigan, he can only find one spot, the Biltmore Hotel garage. The owner's requirement, however, is a $1,000 deposit for security, which Nathan does not have. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ... Craps (previously known as crabs[1]) is a casino dice game. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ...


Trying to obtain the money, Nathan comes across Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to bet on virtually anything. Nathan proposes a bet which seems impossible to lose: Sky must take a doll of Nathan's choice to dinner... in Havana, Cuba, or pay up. Nathan chooses Miss Sarah Brown, a straight-walking sergeant at the Save-a-Soul Mission, a local Salvation Army-like organization. Sarah resists Sky, but her Mission is in trouble, and when he promises to fill her prayer meeting with a dozen sinners, Sky manages to get Sarah to agree to the date, putting Nathan in an even worse position. Over the course of their date, Sky manages to break down Sarah's social inhibitions, and they begin to fall in love with one another. This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ...

Act II

Nathan is also struggling with his relationship with his fiancée of fourteen years, Adelaide, who has come down with a psychosomatic cold due to lack of a wedding ring. Tired of his habitual lying, she walks out on him. Meanwhile, Sky is having problems of his own with Sarah as their lifestyles clash. Convinced that his love for Sarah is true, Sky makes good on a bet he made with Sarah to fill her failing mission with a dozen sinners. Also, he lies about succeeding on his original bet with Nathan and pays him the $1,000. At the same time, Sky wins a bet with the guys at Nathan's crap game that results in them having to appear at Sarah's mission. Nathan also attends, but doing so nearly ruins his relationship with Adelaide. For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ...


Sarah fatefully runs into Adelaide, where the two realize that they cannot fight love any longer. Adelaide is relieved when Sarah mentions that Nathan had attended a service earlier in the night, which Adelaide thought he had been lying about.


The show ends happily with Nathan and Adelaide's long-awaited wedding, Nathan having gone (almost) straight. They are joined by Sarah and Sky, who has joined the mission and married Sarah.


Characters

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Musical numbers

Act I
  • "Runyonland" (Orchestra)
  • "Fugue for Tinhorns" (Nicely, Benny, Rusty)
  • "Follow the Fold" (Mission Band)
  • "The Oldest Established" (Nathan, Nicely, Benny, Guys)
  • "I'll Know" (Sarah, Sky)
  • "A Bushel and a Peck" (Miss Adelaide, Hot Box Girls)
  • "Adelaide's Lament" (Miss Adelaide)
  • "Guys and Dolls" (Nicely, Benny)
  • "If I Were a Bell" (Sarah)
  • "My Time of Day/I've Never Been in Love Before" (Sky, Sarah)
Act II
  • "Take Back Your Mink" (Miss Adelaide, Hot Box Girls)
  • "More I Cannot Wish You" (Arvide)
  • "Crapshooters' Ballet" (Orchestra)
  • "Luck Be a Lady" (Sky, Guys)
  • "Sue Me" (Miss Adelaide, Nathan)
  • "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" (Nicely, Company)
  • "Marry the Man Today" (Miss Adelaide, Sarah)
  • "Finale" (Company)

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Mention in Seinfeld

The musical was mentioned in the Seinfeld episode The Outing where Jerry and George are concerned that people might think they're gay. Jerry asks "Guys And Dolls? Isn't that a lavish, broadway musical?" to which George responds, "It's Guys And Dolls, not Guys And Guys." [5] Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... The Outing is the fifty-seventh episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ...


Historical cast information

The following table shows the principal casts of the major productions of Guys and Dolls:

Cast of major productions of Guys and Dolls
Nathan Detroit Miss Adelaide Sky Masterson Sister Sarah Brown Nicely-Nicely Johnson Arvide Abernathy Big Jule Harry The Horse Benny Southstreet
Original 1950 Broadway Production Sam Levene Vivian Blaine Robert Alda Isabel Bigley Stubby Kaye Pat Rooney B.S. Pully Tom Pedi Johnny Silver
Original 1953 London Production Sam Levene Vivian Blaine Jerry Wayne Lizbeth Webb Stubby Kaye Ernest Butcher Lew Herbert Tom Pedi Johnny Silver
1955 Film Frank Sinatra Vivian Blaine Marlon Brando Jean Simmons Stubby Kaye Regis Toomey B.S. Pully Sheldon Leonard Johnny Silver
1976 All Black Cast Robert Guillaume Norma Donaldson James Randolph Ernestine Jackson Ken Page Emett “Babe” Wallace Walter White Christophe Pierre
1982 Royal National Theater London Bob Hoskins Julia McKenzie Ian Charleson Julie Covington
1992 US Revival Nathan Lane Faith Prince Peter Gallagher Josie de Guzman Walter Bobbie John Carpenter Herschel Sparber Ernie Sabella J.K. Simmons
2005 London Production Douglas Hodge Jane Krakowski Ewan McGregor Jenna Russell

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Awards and nominations

  • Original 1950 Broadway production
  • 1965 Broadway revival
  • 1976 Broadway revival
    • 1977 Tony Award
      • Best Actor in a Musical — Robert Guillaume (nominee)
      • Best Actress in a Musical — Ernestine Jackson (nominee)
      • Most Innovative Production of a Revival-nominee
    • 1977 Theatre World Award
    • 1977 Drama Desk Award
      • Outstanding Actor in a Musical — Robert Guillaume (nominee)
      • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical — Ernestine Jackson (nominee)
  • 1992 Broadway revival
    • 1994 Theatre World AwardBurke Moses (Winner)
    • 1992 Tony Award
      • Best Actor in a Musical — Nathan Lane (nominee)
      • Best Actress in a Musical — Faith Prince (Winner)
      • Best Actress in a Musical — Josie de Guzman (nominee)
      • Best Scenic Design — Tony Walton (Winner)
      • Best Lighting Design — Paul Gallo (nominee)
      • Best Choreography — Christopher Chadman (nominee)
      • Best Direction of a Musical — Jerry Zaks (Winner)
      • Best Revival (Winner)
    • 1992 Drama Desk Award
      • Outstanding Actress in a Musical — Faith Prince (Winner)
      • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical — Walter Bobbie (nominee)
      • Outstanding Choreography — Christopher Chadman (nominee)
      • Outstanding Director of a Musical — Jerry Zaks (Winner)
      • Outstanding Costumes — William Ivy Long (Winner)
      • Outstanding Lighting Design — Paul Gallo (Winner)
      • Outstanding Set Design — Tony Walton (Winner)
      • Outstanding Revival (Winner)
  • 1982 London production
  • 2005 London production

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Notes

  1. ^ Loesser, Susan. A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life., page xix.
  2. ^ Scott Simon (host). "Creation of the musical Guys and Dolls, Weekend Edition Saturday, National Public Radio, November 25, 2000
  3. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107294.html
  4. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/110928.html playbill article, 9/11/07
  5. ^ http://www.pkmeco.com/seinfeld/outing.htm

References

  • Susan Loesser (1993): A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life. Donald I. Fine, New York ISBN-0-634-00927-3.
  • Davis, Lee. "The Indestructible Icon" in ShowMusic, Winter 2000-01: 17-24, 61-63

External links

  • Guys and Dolls (links to all Broadway productions) at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Guys and Dolls the Musical - Official web site of the 2005 London Revival
  • Guys and Dolls at Stage Agent [1]
  • Official London Theatre list 1982 Olivier Awards [2]
Awards
Preceded by
South Pacific
Tony Award for Best Musical
1951
Succeeded by
The King and I
Preceded by
South Pacific
by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
1950
Succeeded by
No Award Given

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Encyclopedia: Guys and Dolls (506 words)
And one of the major pleasures of Guys and Dolls is having your expectations fulfilled, and the wit and style with which it happens.
The doll in question is Sergeant Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission, a particularly unsuccessful evangelist (despite being played by the ever-radiant Jean Simmons) Sarah Brown is constantly buttoning and unbuttoning her blouse button, particularly in the presence of Marlon Brando, a habit that the greatest minds in psychoanalysis would fail to decipher.
The rest of the plot of Guys and Dolls is at this stage probably eminently predictable to the average moviegoer.
Guys and Dolls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
Guys and Dolls is a successful 1950 musical.
It had a long run on Broadway (1200 performances) and was filmed in 1955 starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons (debuted on November 3, 1955).
Guys and Dolls has been performed all over the globe.
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