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" and "Blood Pressure", two short stories by Damon Runyon. It also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably "Pick the Winner". It ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and has had several Broadway revivals as well as several West End productions.
It was filmed in 1955 starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.
The musical premiered on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre, opening on November 24, 1950 and directed by George S. Kaufman, with the orchestrations by George Bassman and Ted Royal. (When Loesser suggested reprising some songs in the second act, Kaufman warned: "If you reprise the songs, we?ll reprise the jokes.") It starred Robert Alda, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley, and Vivian Blaine. The musical ran for 1,200 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 has had numerous award-winning revivals and tours and has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions.
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.
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 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."
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:
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
New York's City Center presented 16 performances of the show from April 20 to May 31, 1955. The cast featured Helen Gallagher as Miss Adelaide and Walter Matthau as Nathan Detroit. There was another presentation at City Center, running for 15 performances from from April 28 to May 9, 1965. The show starred Anita Gillette as Sarah Brown, Alan King as Nathan Detroit, Sheila MacRae as Miss Adelaide, and Jerry Orbach as Sky Masterson.
A Broadway revival in 1976 at The Broadway Theatre featured an all-black cast, including Robert Guillaume as Nathan Detroit, and Motown-style musical arrangements by Danny Holgate and Horace Ott, which was directed by Billy Wilson. It ran for 239 performances.
A Broadway revival directed by Jerry Zaks and starring Peter Gallagher, Faith Prince, Nathan Lane and Josie de Guzman, played at the Martin Beck Theatre from April 14, 1992 to January 8, 1995 for 1,143 performances. It won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival.
Another Broadway revival starring Oliver Platt as Nathan Detroit opened on March 1, 2009 at the Nederlander Theatre. Lauren Graham (in her Broadway debut) is playing Miss Adelaide. The show also features Craig Bierko as Sky Masterson and Kate Jennings Grant as Sister Sarah Brown. Des McAnuff was announced as the director, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The show opened to generally negative reviews, from the New York Times ("static" and "uninspired", wrote Ben Brantley, March 2, 2009), Time Out New York, the New York Post ("How can something so zippy be so tedious?" wrote Elisabeth Vincentelli, March 2, 2009) and New York Magazine (but with a highly favorable review from The New Yorker), and was rumored to close right away according to Playbill. However, the producers decided to keep the show open in hopes of positive audience response. According to New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel, producer Howard Panter "says he'll give "Guys and Dolls" at least seven weeks to find an audience." The revival closed on June 14, 2009 after 28 previews and 113 performances.
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).
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), Jenna Russell (Sarah Brown), Jane Krakowski (Miss Adelaide), and Douglas Hodge (Nathan Detroit). American actors Patrick Swayze (2006) and Don Johnson (2007) appeared as Nathan Detroit after Douglas Hodge left. Alex Ferns also appeared in this production in 2007. According to playbill.com this production, which had been scheduled to begin previews on Broadway in February 2008, was indefinitely postponed.
In 1995, a Las Vegas, Nevada production, performed without intermission, starred Jack Jones, Maureen McGovern and Frank Gorshin.
A remount of the Michael Grandage West End production of Guys and Dolls opened in Melbourne, Australia on April 5, 2008. The show stars Lisa McCune, Marina Prior, Garry McDonald, Ian Stenlake, Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski, and ran at the Princess Theatre. The Melbourne season closed in August 2008 and transferred to Sydney from March 13, 2009-May 31, 2009 at the Capitol Theatre, retaining the Melbourne cast.
A new production of Guys and Dolls ran at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon September - November 2008.
In August 2009, a concert version ran at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, starring Scott Bakula (Nathan Detroit), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sky Masterson), Ellen Greene (Miss Adelaide), and Jessica Biel (Sarah Brown).
After the overture, the curtain rises to reveal bustling New York City in the age of Damon Runyon. In a pantomime of never-ceasing activities, New Yorkers, tourists, gamblers, crooks, cops, drunks, missionaries and dancers go about their business in the hustle and bustle. ("Runyonland"). Three small-time gamblers, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet, and Rusty Charlie, emerge from the crowd and are arguing over which horse will win tomorrow's big race ("Fugue for Tinhorns") when the band members of the Save-a-Soul Mission, a local Salvation Army-like organization, pass by. Their leader, the pious and beautiful Sargent Sarah Brown, begins a fervent street corner sermon to all the passers-by, encouraging them to quit the evils of drinking, lying and especially gambling ("Follow the Fold") and promoting a revival meeting at their mission the coming Sunday. Her message goes unheaded, and the Missionaries leave dejectedly.
Nicely and Benny run across Harry the Horse, a hood out of Chicago, who is looking for some gambling action. He has brought along a high roller from Chicago and wishes to know the location of the floating crap game run by Nicely and Benny's employer, Nathan Detroit. The three are confronted by the local policeman, Lt. Brannigan and Harry makes himself scarce. Nathan Detroit arrives and, after getting rid of Brannigan with a few well placed insults, bemoans his lot to his sidekicks. As a large number of "high-rollers" are in town, Nathan is pressured to find a place to hold his illegal game, but due to Brannigan's strong-armed police activity, he has found only one likely spot, the Biltmore Hotel garage. The owner's requirement, however, is a $1,000 security deposit, which Nathan does not have. ("The Oldest Established").
Nicely suggests that Nathan borrow the money from Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to bet on virtually anything. Nathan knows that Sky will not give money as a loan, but he will make a wager for that amount. As Nathan attempts to think of a bet he cannot lose, his fiancee Miss Adelaide enters on her way to lunch with some chorus girls from her nightclub act. She is overjoyed to see Nathan and presents him with a belt for the fourteenth anniversary of their engagement, which has no end in sight. This sad arrangement has given Adelaide a cold. Adelaide is unaware that Nathan is still running the crap game, so she must be fobbed off so Nathan can meet with Sky.
Nathan encounters Sky, who is only in town for a few days before he flies to Havana, Cuba and attempts to draw him into a bet involving information he has received ahead of time, but Sky sees through him and gives him a lecture his father had once told him about sucker bets. Nathan observes that Sky is traveling alone to Havana, and Sky brags that he could get any woman he wanted to acompany him...if he wanted to. Nathan then proposes a bet which he believes he cannot lose: Sky must take a doll of Nathan's choice to dinner in Havana. Inspired by the passing Save-A-Soul Mission band, Nathan chooses none other than Sargent Sarah Brown. Sky's confidence quickly fades.
At the mission, Sarah and her team, including her foster-father Arvide Abernathy, arrive out of breath and dejected. They have failed to save a single sinner in the time that they have been operating in New York, and if the trend continues their branch will face closure. Sarah is thus understandably excited when Sky enters the mission and proclaim that he wants to be saved. Once they are alone, Sky offers a proposal: he will fill her mission with "one dozen genuine sinners" for her revival meeting if she will accompany him to Havana the next night. He even offers her his "marker" a signed piece of paper reading "I owe you one dozen genuine sinners." His motives for coming to the mission become clear, and she rebuffs him. She tells him that he isn't the kind of man she wants and that she is waiting for the love of her life, whom she pictures to be a straight-shooting religious man she will know on sight ("I'll Know"). Sky reflects that he has not pictured the kind of girl he will marry, and that he plans on being surprised when he falls in love. He kisses her. After a moment, she slaps him, and he departs, promising to return the next day. He leaves his marker behind. She nearly tears it up, but thinks better of it and puts in in a drawer.
Nathan, certain that Sky will lose the bet, arranges to use the garage and then goes to the Hot Box, the seedy nightclub where Miss Adelaide is the headliner and watches her farm-themed closing number ("A Bushel And A Peck"). After the number, Adelaide confesses to Nathan that she has been lying to her mother for the past 13 years and has told her that she is married with a staggering nine children. She asks him, for the upteenth time, to go down to city hall and get a license. When a loud-mouthed chorus girl lets slip that Nathan is running the craps game again, he makes a quick escape from Adelaide's wrath. She consults a medical book she has been reading, which tells her that the chronic cold she suffers is a psychosomatic reaction to her frustration with Nathan's failure to commit to her ("Adelaide's Lament").
The next day, Nicely and Benny observe that Sky is still following Sarah around, but getting nowhere, and that Nathan is running rings around himself to keep the crap game secret from Miss Adelaide and get back in her good graces. They comment on how the power of a woman to make a man do anything she wants ("Guys and Dolls").
The band returns to their mission to discover the formidable General Carthwright, the leader of their orginazation, has dropped by unexpectedly. The General sadly explains that due to the low turnout in Sarah's branch of the mission, she has been forced to close the branch unless there is some kind of turnout at the coming revival meeting. Sarah is pleading her case when Sky drops in, claiming to be a success case. Sarah opens a drawer, discovers Sky's marker, and haltingly promises to deliver "one dozen genuine sinners."
A group of gamblers gathers at a newsstand, waiting to hear from Nathan the location of the game. Nathan, having sent Nicely to get the money from Sky, stalls for time, but the gamblers are growing anxious. Especially impatient is the high-roller Harry the Horse has brought from Chicago: Big Jule, a hulking thug armed with a snub-nosed revolver and a short temper. Things only get worse when Lt. Brannigan arrives, sucpicous of the large gathering of known lowlifes. Inspired by Adelaide, who is serendipitously passing by, Benny annouces that the gathering is Nathan's "surprise bachelor party" and that he and Adelaide are finally getting married. Brannigan, satisfied, suggests that the couple elope, a suggestion the overjoyed Adelaide takes gladly. Nathan is perplexed but resigned to matromony and Adelaide goes home to pack, promising to meet him after her show at the Hot Box the next afternoon. The danger past, the gamblers press Nathan for the location of the game. Nicely arrives, out of breath and empty handed, just as the Save-A-Soul Mission band passes a member short: Sarah is not there. Nathan faints into Nicely's arms.
In Havana, Sarah and Sky tour religious monuments and several nightclubs. Sarah discovers a delicious "Cuban Milkshake" called Dulce de Leche, the secret ingredient of which is Bacardi rum, and becomes increasingly tipsy, even starting a brawl when a dancer makes eyes at Sky. Sitting by a fountain, Sarah lets her hair down and proclaims that she is truly enjoying herself for the first time in her life ("If I Were A Bell"). She kisses him, and Sky is surprised to find himself returning it, but can't bring himself to take advantage of Sarah while she's under the influence. He drags her back to the airport.
They return to New York, and Sarah, now sober, apologizes for her behavior. It is three or four o'clock in the morning, Sky's favorite time of the day, and he admits to Sarah that she is the only woman he has ever wanted to share it with ("My Time of Day"). He asks her to call him by his real name: Obadiah. Alone together on a quiet street outside the mission, Sarah and Sky each nervously confess their love ("I've Never Been in Love Before") and kiss. Unfortunately, their romantic moment is ruined when a siren rings out and a stream of gamblers run out of the mission, where Nathan, unable to secure the garage, has been holding the crap game. Sarah turns on Sky, believing he had only taken her to Havana to get her out of the way. He denies it but she refuses to believe him. He asks her if he can see her again and she replies that the Mission's doors are open to anyone.
"What kind of a Doll are you?" he exclaims in frustration.
"I'm a Mission Doll," she replies, and closes the door, leaving him standing outside in the cold.
That afternoon, Adelaide performs another song at the Hot Box ("Take Back Your Mink"), but Nathan isn't there. Sky is, looking for him, and runs into Nicely, who is there bearing a message for Adelaide: Nathan cannot elope because his aunt has come down with a rare tropical disease. He admits the truth to Sky: Nathan cannot elope because the game is still going on, nearly 24 hours after it began. Big Jule, being a big loser, has ensured that the game will continue until he comes out on top. Sky demands to be taken to the game, as he has some unfinished business to take care of before he leaves town. Adelaide arrives, and Nicely bumbles his message out and leaves. Adelaide is confused, but soon realises that Nathan has stood her up again. Sky attempts to console her, telling her that people like Nathan and himself are not made for matrimony. He departs, leaving Adelaide to run back to her book for comfort ("Adelaide's Second Lament")
Sarah and Arvide Abernathy are canvassing again. Sarah confesses that she loves Sky but resolves never to see him again, still blaiming him for the previous night. Instead of scolding Sarah or condemning Sky, Abernathy expresses his faith in Sky's inherent goodness and urges Sarah to follow her heart ("More I Cannot Wish You"). Sky and Nicely enter, and Sky tells Sarah he intends on making good on his marker. She coldly tells him to consider it paid and leaves, but Arvide subtly encourages him. Sky asks Nicely where the game is being held, and Nicely points to a sewer grate.
The crap game is now being held in a sewer ("Crapshooter's Ballet). The gamblers are hot, tired and running low on cash, but Big Jule and his revolver are insisting that the game continue until he can win back his heavy losses. To facilitate this, he insists on playing Nathan (who never actually gambles, rather taking his percentage of the top) with his "lucky dice": blank dice that have had the spots removed, allowing Big Jule to call them anyway he wants. Nathan objects, but is forced to big higher and higher until Big Jule cleans him out. Sky and Nicely enter, and Sky quickly puts an end to the cheating by knocking Big Jule out and relieving him of his gun. He asks the gamblers to attend the prayer meeting, but is refused. Nathan uses this money to challenge Big Jule to an honest game, but is told by Harry the Horse that "which your dice, Big Jule cannot make a pas to save his soul." Inspired by this comment, Sky takes the biggest gamble of his life: staking everything on a single roll of the dice, he bets every man every man at the game a thousand dollars against their souls. If he loses, everyone gets a thousand dollars, but if he wins, they must all attend a prayer meeting at Sarah's mission ("Luck, Be a Lady"). He tosses the dice.
Later, the gamblers head towards the mission, grumbling about attending the prayer meeting. On his way their, Nathan runs into Adelaide. He apologizes and she melts, asking him to elope right now. Nathan, remembering his promise, makes the unbelievable excuse that he has to attend a prayer meeting. Tired of his never-ending lies and excuses, Adelaide blow up and storms off ("Sue Me").
At the mission, no sinners have come to be saved, and Sarah is just giving up and handing in her resignation when all of the gamblers shuffle in. Sky enters, makes sure everything is in order, and then hands the meeting over to Nathan. Nathan forces Benny, Big Jule, and Harry the Horse to give testimony, and is selecting his next victim when Brannigan bursts in. Quickly, Nathan forces Nicely to get up and speak. Nicely comes up with a dream which encouraged him to repent, and quickly gets the crowd on their feet ("Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"). Brannigan cuts through the religious fervor, by threatening to arrest everyone for gambling in the Mission last night, but Sarah (whose eyewitness testimony is crutial to Brtaninngan's case against the gamblers) clears them, saying she has never seen them before in her life. Brannigan leaves, and Nathan confesses that they did indeed hold the game in the mission, and also confesses the details of the bet he made with Sky. He adds that he won the bet, to Sarah's shock, and she realises how much Sky actually cares for her. She slips out as the meeting continues.
Sarah and Adelaide serendipitously run into each other, and Adelaide is shocked and delighted to discover that Nathan wasn't lying. They commiserate their woes, and then resolve to accept their men as they are. Besides, they can always change him later ("Marry the Man Today")
Several weeks later, many changes have happened in Times Square. Nathan has opened a news stand and is finally marrying Adelaide now that he has gone (almost) straight. He has, however, forgotten to get a location to hold the wedding. The problem is unexpectedly solved when the mission band marches by, with none other than Sky Masterson beating the big bass drum. Arvide has just married Sky and Sarah, and is more than happy to provide the same service to Nathan and Adelaide. All ends happily, even if Nathan appears to have caught Adelaide's cold at the thought of matrimony ("Guys and Dolls (Finale/Reprise)").
"Fugue for Tinhorns" (Nicely, Benny, Rusty)
"Follow the Fold" (Sarah, 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)
"Take Back Your Mink" (Miss Adelaide, Hot Box Girls)
"Adelaide's Second Lament" (Miss Adelaide)
"More I Cannot Wish You" (Arvide)
"The Crapshooters Dance" (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)
"Guys and Dolls (Finale/Reprise)" (Company)
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
Sister Sarah Brown
Harry the Horse
Original 1950 Broadway Production
Original 1953 London Production
1976 All Black Cast
Emett ?Babe? Wallace
1982 Royal National Theatre, London
1992 US Broadway Revival
Josie de Guzman
2005 London Production
2008 Melbourne Production
Wayne Scott Kermond
2009 US Broadway Revival
Kate Jennings Grant
2009 Hollywood Bowl Production
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Awards and nominations
Original 1950 Broadway production
1951 Tony Award
Best Musical (Winner)
Best Actor in a Musical ? Robert Alda (Winner)
Best Featured Actress in a Musical ? Isabel Bigley (Winner)
Best Choreography ? Michael Kidd (Winner)
Best Director ? George S. Kaufman (Winner)
1965 Broadway revival
1965 Tony Award
Best Featured Actor in a Musical ? Jerry Orbach (nominee)
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
Ken Page (Winner)
1977 Drama Desk Award
Outstanding Actor in a Musical ? Robert Guillaume (nominee)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical ? Ernestine Jackson (nominee)
1992 Broadway revival
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 Actor in a Musical- Nathan Lane
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 Ivey Long (Winner)
Outstanding Lighting Design ? Paul Gallo (Winner)
Outstanding Set Design ? Tony Walton (Winner)
Outstanding Revival (Winner)
1982 London production
Laurence Olivier Awards
Designer of the Year ? John Gunter (Winner)
Director of the Year ? Richard Eyre (Winner)
Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role ? David Healy (Winner)
Actor of the Year in a Musical ? Bob Hoskins (nominee)
Actress of the Year in a Musical ? Julia McKenzie (Winner)
Outstanding Achievement of the Year in a Musical (Winner)
2005 London production
Laurence Olivier Awards (2006)
Outstanding Musical Production (Winner)
Best Actress in a Musical ? Jane Krakowski (Winner)
2008 Melbourne production
Helpmann Awards (2008)
Best Musical ? (nominee)
Best Actress in a Musical ? Marina Prior ? (nominee)
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical ? Shane Jacobson ? (Winner)
Best Choreography in a Musical ? Rob Ashford ? (nominee)
Best Sound Design ? Chris Full, John Scandrett and Nick Reich ? (nominee)
Best Direction in a Musical ? Michael Grandage and Jamie Lloyd ? (nominee)
2009 Broadway Production
Tony Awards (2009)
Best Revival of a Musical (nominee)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical (nominee)
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