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Guys and Dolls   
A Musical Fable of Broadway

 
46th Street Theatre, (11/24/1950 - 11/28/1953)
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Opening Date: Nov 24, 1950    
Closing Date: Nov 28, 1953 Total Performances: 1200

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Broadway; Save-a-Soul Mission; Havana, Cuba; The Hot Box Club.
Comments: On layoff from June 27 through August 24, 1953.



Production Staff
Theatre Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President); Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Feuer & Martin
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling; Based on a Story and Characters by Damon Runyon; Musical Director: Irving Actman; Music arranged by George Bassman and Ted Royal; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Vocal direction by Herbert Greene
Staged by George S. Kaufman; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Assistant Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Trew Hocker
General Manager: Otto Hartman
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: James Wicker; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marge Ellis
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Assistant to the Producer: Ira Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein
Cast
Robert AldaSky Masterson
Isabel BigleySarah Brown
Vivian BlaineMiss Adelaide
Sam LeveneNathan Detroit
Pat Rooney, Sr.Arvide Abernathy
Wana AllisonDancer
Forrest BonshireDancer
Douglas DeaneRusty Charlie
Geraldine DelaneyDancer
Charles DrakeSinger
Barbara FergusonDancer
Tony GardellAngie the Ox
Singer
Peter GennaroDancer
Bern HoffmanJoey Biltmore
Singer
Lee JoyceDancer
Stubby KayeNicely-Nicely Johnson
Beverly LawrenceSinger
Marcia MaierDancer
Christine MatsiosSinger
Priscilla
Mission Band
Paul MiganCalvin
Mission Band
Joe MilanDancer
Waiter
Carl NicholasSinger
Margery OldroydAgatha
Mission Band
Netta PackerGeneral Matilda B. Cartwright
Tom PediHarry the Horse
Eddie PhillipsDancer
Drunk
B. S. PullyBig Jule
Paul ReedLt. Brannigan
Harry Lee RogersDancer
Don RussellSinger
Hal SaundersSinger
Bud SchwabDancer
Johnny SilverBenny Southstreet
Earle StyresSinger
Beverly TassoniDancer
Mimi
Merritt ThompsonDancer
Ruth VernonDancer
Onna WhiteDancer
Understudies: Tony Gardell (Harry the Horse), Bern Hoffman (Big Jule, Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Beverly Lawrence (Miss Adelaide), Christine Matsios (Sarah Brown), Carl Nicholas (Benny Southstreet), Hal Saunders (Lt. Brannigan) and Earle Styres (Arvide Abernathy)
Theatre World
winner 1951 Award [recipient] 
  Isabel Bigley
Tony Award®
winner 1951 Best Musical [winner] 
 Music by Frank Loesser ;  Lyrics by Frank Loesser ;  Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows ;  Produced by Feuer & Martin
winner 1951 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Robert Alda
winner 1951 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Isabel Bigley
winner 1951 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Michael Kidd
winner 1951 Best Director [winner] 
 Staged by George S. Kaufman
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Opening (Runyonland)Ensemble
Fugue for TinhornsNicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie
Follow the FoldSarah Brown, Arvide Abernathy, Calvin (Mission Band), Agatha (Mission Band) and Priscilla (Mission Band)
The Oldest EstablishedNathan Detroit, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Ensemble
Travelling LightSky Masterson and Nathan Detroit
I'll KnowSarah Brown and Sky Masterson
A Bushel and a PeckMiss Adelaide and Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's LamentMiss Adelaide
Guys and DollsNicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet, Guy and Doll
HavanaDancer and Ensemble
If I Were a BellSarah Brown
My Time of DaySky Masterson
I've Never Been in Love BeforeSky Masterson and Sarah Brown
ACT 2 Sung By
Take Back Your MinkMiss Adelaide and Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament (Reprise) Miss Adelaide
More I Cannot Wish YouArvide Abernathy
The Crap Game Dance (Crapshooter's Dance)Ensemble
Luck Be a LadySky Masterson and Crap Shooters
Sue MeNathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the BoatNicely-Nicely Johnson and Ensemble
Follow the Fold (Reprise) Mission Meeting Group
Marry the Man TodayMiss Adelaide and Sarah Brown
Guys and Dolls (Reprise) Entire Company