The oldest established permanent floating craps game in New York has found its first four players! Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane will headline the one-night-only concert of Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall, reprising the role of good old reliable Nathan Detroit, which he played in the 1992 Broadway revival. Megan Mullally will play his fed-up girlfriend Miss Adelaide, Tony nominee Patrick Wilson will take on the role of high roller Sky Masterson and Sierra Boggess will play straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the musical will be staged with a complete orchestra, cast and ensemble on April 3, 2014 at the Stern Auditorium. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The dice are rolling!
Lane won Tony Awards for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and additional nominations for Guys and Dolls and The Nance. He will star in the forthcoming HBO pilot The Money.
Best known as boozy bestie Karen Walker on Will & Grace, Mullally has appeared on Broadway in Young Frankenstein, Grease and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She will star alongside her husband Nick Offerman in off-Broadway’s Annapurna beginning April 13.
Wilson (who recently hinted that he’d be singing in a new project in the spring of 2014) garnered Tony nominations for Oklahoma! and The Full Monty. His additional Broadway credits include All My Sons, Barefoot in the Park, Something Good and Fascinating Rhythm. He garnered an Emmy nomination for his performance as Joe Pitt in the TV adaptation of Angels in America.
Boggess made her Broadway debut in The Little Mermaid before appearing in Master Class. She has played Christine Daae in the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and in the West End premiere of Love Never Dies. She also appeared in Les Miserables in the West End.
Set in New York City, the Tony-winning musical 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 fiance 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.”
Rob Fisher will serve as musical director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Guys and Dolls will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse, video and projection design by Wendall K. Harrington, lighting design by Alan Adelman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
Can't wait until the spring? Check out this blast-from-the-past performance of Guys and Dolls, starring Nathan Lane!