Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess, and Megan Mullally are all on board to star in a one-night-only concert performance of Guys and Dolls. The performance is scheduled to take place April 3, 2014 at Carnegie Hall.
Lane, known for his work in The Nance and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Nathan Detroit in the Tony-winning 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls. He will reprise that very role alongside Emmy Award winner Mullally, perhaps best known for her role on television’s Will & Grace, as Miss Adelaide. Tony Award nominee Wilson will play Sky Masterson while Boggess will play the role of Sarah Brown.
Guys and Dolls is based upon the short stories of New York journalist Damon Runyon. It tells the story of love between a crapshooter, Nathan Detroit and his fiancée Adelaide, gambler Sky Masterson, and missionary Sarah Brown. It is directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien who is known for his work in The Nance and Hairspray.
Additional members of the production team include Joshua Bergasse with choreography, Wendall K. Harrington with video and projections, Alan Adelman with lighting design, and Nevin Steinburg with sound design. The show also features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
The St. Luke’s Orchestra will accompany the show’s singers adding an additional element of musical wonder. The show’s score includes memorable favorites such as ”Bushel and a Peck”, “Luck Be A Lady”, “If I Were A Bell”, “I’ve Never Been In Love Before”, and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.