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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 Alda Sky Masterson
Isabel Bigley Sarah Brown
Vivian Blaine Miss Adelaide
Sam Levene Nathan Detroit
Pat Rooney, Sr. Arvide Abernathy
Wana Allison Dancer
Forrest Bonshire Dancer
Douglas Deane Rusty Charlie
Geraldine Delaney Dancer
Charles Drake Singer
Barbara Ferguson Dancer
Tony Gardell Angie the Ox
Singer
Peter Gennaro Dancer
Bern Hoffman Joey Biltmore
Singer
Lee Joyce Dancer
Stubby Kaye Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Beverly Lawrence Singer
Marcia Maier Dancer
Christine Matsios Singer
Priscilla
Mission Band
Paul Migan Calvin
Mission Band
Joe Milan Dancer
Waiter
Carl Nicholas Singer
Margery Oldroyd Agatha
Mission Band
Netta Packer General Matilda B. Cartwright
Tom Pedi Harry the Horse
Eddie Phillips Dancer
Drunk
B. S. Pully Big Jule
Paul Reed Lt. Brannigan
Harry Lee Rogers Dancer
Don Russell Singer
Hal Saunders Singer
Bud Schwab Dancer
Johnny Silver Benny Southstreet
Earle Styres Singer
Beverly Tassoni Dancer
Mimi
Merritt Thompson Dancer
Ruth Vernon Dancer
Onna White Dancer
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)
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
Theatre World
nominee 1951 Award [recipient]
Isabel Bigley
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1Sung By
Opening (Runyonland) Ensemble
Fugue for Tinhorns Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie
Follow the Fold Sarah Brown, Arvide Abernathy, Calvin (Mission Band), Agatha (Mission Band) and Priscilla (Mission Band)
The Oldest Established Nathan Detroit, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Ensemble
Travelling Light Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit
I'll Know Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson
A Bushel and a Peck Miss Adelaide and Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament Miss Adelaide
Guys and Dolls Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet, Guy and Doll
Havana Dancer and Ensemble
If I Were a Bell Sarah Brown
My Time of Day Sky Masterson
I've Never Been in Love Before Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown
ACT 2Sung By
Take Back Your Mink Miss Adelaide and Hot Box Girls
Adelaide's Lament (Reprise)Miss Adelaide
More I Cannot Wish You Arvide Abernathy
The Crap Game Dance (Crapshooter's Dance) Ensemble
Luck Be a Lady Sky Masterson and Crap Shooters
Sue Me Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Ensemble
Follow the Fold (Reprise)Mission Meeting Group
Marry the Man Today Miss Adelaide and Sarah Brown
Guys and Dolls (Reprise)Entire Company