CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS FRANK LOESSER’S GUYS AND DOLLSIN CONCERT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 AT 7:30 PM Concert Performance to Benefit Carnegie Hall’s Artistic and Music Education Programs Production Directed by Jack O’Brien with Music Director Rob Fisher Conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Carnegie Hall announced today that it will stage a one-night-only concert performance of Frank Loesser’s beloved Broadway musical Guys and Dollson Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) directs the concert production with Rob Fisher (The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall and founding music director of Encores! and Anything Goes and Chicago) as music director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and choreographer Joshua Bergasse (NBC’s Smash). Additional creative personal include video and projections designer Wendall K. Harrington, lighting designer Alan Adelman, and sound designer Nevin Steinberg with casting by Telsey + Company. Cast and remaining creative personnel will be announced at a later date. The musical is presented with full orchestra, cast, and ensemble, and is a gala benefit, providing support for the artistic and music education programs of Carnegie Hall. Tickets go on sale to Carnegie Hall subscribers and donors on Monday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m. and to the general public on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 a.m.With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls has remained a perennial favorite in the American musical theater canon. The musical is an adaptation of short stories by Damon Runyon and paints a picture of 1930-40s New York City, focusing on gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, missionary Sarah Brown, and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide. The score includes favorites such as a “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 and was subsequently revived in 1976, 1992, and, most recently, in 2009. Carnegie Hall’s concert presentations of favorite musicals in recent years have included Rodgers and Hammerstein’s works The Sound of Music with Laura Osnes and Tony Goldwyn (2011), South Pacific with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005), and Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002), as well as Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn Horne, and Alvy Powell (2008). Program InformationThursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.Stern Auditorium / Perelman StageGUYS AND DOLLS A BENEFIT FOR CARNEGIE HALLArtists to be announcedWith:Orchestra of St. Luke'sRob Fisher, Music Director and ConductorJack O’Brien, DirectorJoshua Bergasse, ChoreographerWendall K. Harrington, Video and Projections DesignerAlan Adelman, Lighting DesignerNevin Steinberg, Sound DesignerCasting by Telsey + CompanyGUYS AND DOLLSA Musical Fable of BroadwayBased On a Story and Characters of Damon RunyonMusic and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSERBook by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWSConcert and Event Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLPMajor funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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