Carnegie Hall’s upcoming one-night-only production of Guys and Dolls has found its Do-gooders, Hot Box Girls and Crapshooters! Christopher Fitzgerald, Jayne Houdyshell and more are set to join the previously announced Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Sierra Boggess and Megan Mullally for the performance. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the musical will be staged with a complete orchestra, cast and ensemble on April 3 at the Stern Auditorium.
Along with Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Wicked) as Benny Southstreet and Houdyshell (Follies, Romeo and Juliet) as General Matilda B. Cartwright, other cast additons include John Bolton (A Christmas Story the Musical, Curtains) as Angie the Ox, Robert Clohessy (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Lieutenant Brannigan, Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) as Rusty Charlie, John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Sister Act) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Steve Schirripa (HBO’s The Sopranos) as Big Jule. Hot Box Girls include Jenny LaRoche, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Samantha Sturm, and Katie Webber; crapshooters are Stephen Carrasco, Taurean Everett, Michaeljon Slinger, Justin Urso, and Amos Wolff. The vocal ensemble will be comprised of Cree Carrico, Christine DiGiallonardo, Timothy McDevitt, Max Miller, and Joseph Torello. Allison Blackwell is also featured as Agatha. The remaining cast will be announced shortly.
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.”