A concert staging of Guys and Dolls will be presented at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on April 3, 2014, directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien. Broadway's Rob Fisher will serve as musical director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The evening will be a benefit to support the music education programs of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. No casting has been announced.
The Tony-winning musical, set in New York City, tells the story of a gambler who attempts to woo a Salvation Army do-gooder for a bet and a beleaguered showgirl who tries to hook her fiancé of 14 years. Based on stories by Damon Runyon and featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a libretto by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the score includes favorites such as “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Take Back Your Mink,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “If I Were A Bell.”
Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950, starring Robert Alda, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley and Vivian Blaine. The musical was revived in 1976, 1992 and 2009. The 1955 film adaptation of Guys and Dolls starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.
The musical will be presented with full orchestra, cast and ensemble. The concert staging of Guys and Dolls will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse, video and projections design by Wendall K. Harrington, lighting design by Alan Adelman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.