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Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls: A Classic Contender at the Savoy

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"I got the horse right here" is the flimflam lyric that opens Frank Loesser's immortal Guys and Dolls, now in previews at London's intimate, yet grand, Savoy Theatre. This production proved a knockout at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Gordon Greenberg.

3 Reasons to Drive 7 Hours to Ashland, Oregon

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 10.29.2015 | Travel
Harriet Heydemann

from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015 playbill "When you see a guy reach for stars in the sky..." I woke up to this song going 'round and 'round...

A Bunch of Guys, A Few Dolls Make Dated Yet Enjoyable Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

It's sexist, dated, it's simplistic, and stereotypical; and by many of today's standards, it's actually politically incorrect given the women-as-property tone. Yet, it's good fun, it's sing-along tunes, it's big numbers, flashy clothes and timeless love songs. It's Guys and Dolls.

Aisle View: Don't Speak! Don't Sing!

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Susan Stroman, the director/choreographer who worked with Mel Brooks on the aforementioned blockbuster, has now joined forces with Allen but lightning is not striking twice. The main culprit, it turns out, is those songs.

First Nighter: Encores! Most Happy Fella Mostly Happy

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Frank Loesser disliked repeating himself. When he produced book, music and lyrics for The Most Happy Fella in 1956, he decided to go operatic. Not all the way, but more than he ever had before -- "My Time of Day" from Guys and Dolls, notwithstanding.

You Bet Your Life!

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some people simply can't resist the chance to make a bet or the challenge to meet one. Whether that bet involves traveling around the world in 80 days or transforming a poor Cockney flower girl into a woman of poise who could charm the Queen of England, no prize is as delicious as the satisfaction of planning one's triumph.

Channing Tatum's Hidden Talent Revealed?

Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment

Next up on Channing Tatum's global takeover checklist: directing, singing and dancing. In an interview with THR, Tatum teased more details about "M...


Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Luck be a lady? Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon Levitt may team up for a remake of "Guys and Dolls." broke the news on Wednesday and ...

First Nighter: The Crazy Coqs, London's New Nitery, Opens Hot With Clive Rowe

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What is/are The Crazy Coqs? They is a new cabaret room, and in these parlous times when it's more usually reported that an intimate boite is shuttering, the fact that one has opened is a cause for celebration.

Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

'Guys and Dolls' in the South Bronx: Learning to See the (Real) Value of Arts Education

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

This year's rehearsal process served up an especially overwhelming array of challenges and behind-the-scenes mayhem, all intensified by the parallel unfolding of my second pregnancy.

Almost Curtain Call: Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.

Countdown to 'Guys and Dolls' in the South Bronx, Part 2

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

Thirty percent of our cast members are on the verge of being kicked out, I'm on my way to an expulsion hearing for a 10th grader, and I'm heading into the second trimester of my pregnancy.

Behind The Curtain: A Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In The South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

Here's Part 1 of a condensed 100-day countdown to our production of Guys and Dolls, in performance at Bronx Prep May 24th-26th.

Broadway Needs a New Orleans Love Letter from Harry Connick Jr.

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

One man. A 20-member band. A single piano. And a Broadway stage. Quite a potent combination when that man happens to be Harry Connick Jr.

All About Her Mother: Cindy Kleine's Phyllis and Harold & Actress Jean Simmons: Leading Lady in Her Final Film

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Cindy Kleine's film has captured something quietly but essentially tragic about many American women who were born in the 1920s and 30s.

Jean Simmons Dead: 'Guys and Dolls' Actress Dies At 80

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood's top actors made her a mid-century film icon, has ...

The Real Tyne Daly Stands Up at Manhattan's Feinstein's at Loews Regency

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Tyne Daly has been acting for 49 years. She relays the astonishing fact during her current and irresistible cabaret act at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

Broadway's 'Guys And Dolls' Shuttering This Sunday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Those raffish Damon Runyon residents of Times Square are closing up shop. Producer Howard Panter says the Broadway revival of "Guys ...

Q & A: Versatile Actor Craig Bierko Bets On A Revived Guys And Dolls

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

In this exclusive Q & A, Craig Bierko talks about the state of Broadway and the world.

"Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham To Sing And Dance On Broadway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Broadway has found its new Miss Adelaide. Lauren Graham will portray the long-suffering fiancee to Oliver Platt's Nathan Detroit in ...

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Quotes Guys And Dolls, Causes Massive Brain Aneurysm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just wanted to share the precise moment where Maureen Dowd's column from this morning caused every single one of the neurons in my brain to simultan...