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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
Robert Alda
Sky Masterson
Isabel Bigley
Sarah Brown
Vivian Blaine
Miss Adelaide
Sam Levene
Nathan Detroit
Pat Rooney, Sr.
Arvide Abernathy
Wana Allison
Forrest Bonshire
Douglas Deane
Rusty Charlie
Geraldine Delaney
Charles Drake
Barbara Ferguson
Tony Gardell
Angie the Ox
Peter Gennaro
Bern Hoffman
Joey Biltmore
Lee Joyce
Stubby Kaye
Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Beverly Lawrence
Marcia Maier
Christine Matsios
Mission Band
Paul Migan
Mission Band
Joe Milan
Carl Nicholas
Margery Oldroyd
Mission Band
Netta Packer
General Matilda B. Cartwright
Tom Pedi
Harry the Horse
Eddie Phillips
B. S. Pully
Big Jule
Paul Reed
Lt. Brannigan
Harry Lee Rogers
Don Russell
Hal Saunders
Bud Schwab
Johnny Silver
Benny Southstreet
Earle Styres
Beverly Tassoni
Merritt Thompson
Ruth Vernon
Onna White
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
winner 1951 Award [recipient]
Isabel Bigley
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Opening (Runyonland) Ensemble
Fugue for Tinhorns Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie
Follow the Fold Sarah Brown, Arvide Abernathy, Calvin, Agatha and Priscilla
The Oldest Established Nathan Detroit, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet and Ensemble
Travelling Light (Dropped after opening.) 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 2 Sung 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