Guys and Dolls
Music / Lyrics by Frank Loesser and Book by Jo Swerling / Abe Burrows
Guys and Dolls (2008) Australian Tour
Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner".
The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. Guys and Dolls was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. However, because of writer Abe Burrows' troubles with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), the Trustees of Columbia University vetoed the selection, and no Pulitzer for Drama was awarded that year.
Cast: Lisa McCune, Marina Prior, Ian Stenlake, Garry McDonald, Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Wayne Scott Kermond, Bert Labonte, Russell Newman, Anne Phelan
Director – Michael Grandage
Choreography – Rob Ashford
Designer – Christopher Oram
Lighting Designer – James Whiteside
Souvenir Brochure : Australian Tour 2008
Theatre: Princess Theatre Melbourne 30 July 2008
Size: 240 x 150 mm Tickets Stapled to 1st Page
Condition: Used Good 8-10
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