• Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

    Two Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye to Replace Jayne Houdyshell as General Matilda B. Cartwright in Carnegie Hall's Gala Production of Guys and Dolls in Concert on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 PM

    Program Information
    Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Nathan Lane (Nathan Detroit)
    Patrick Wilson (Sky Masterson)
    Sierra Boggess (Sarah Brown)
    and Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide

    John Bolton (Angie the Ox)
    Robert Clohessy (Lieutenant Brannigan)
    Colman Domingo (Rusty Charlie)
    John Treacy Egan (Nicely-Nicely Johnson)
    Christopher Fitzgerald (Benny Southstreet)
    Jayne Houdyshell (General Matilda B. Cartwright)
    Steve Schirripa (Big Jule)
    Lee Wilkof (Harry the Horse)
    Judy Kaye (General Matilda B. Cartwright)

    and Len Cariou (Arvide Abernathy)

    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Rob Fisher, Music Director and Conductor
    Jack O'Brien, Director
    Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
    William Ivey Long, Costume Consultant
    Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
    Wendall K. Harrington, Projection Designer
    Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
    Casting by Telsey + Company
    Rachel Hoffman, CSA

    A Musical Fable of Broadway
    Based On a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
    Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER

    Concert and Event Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP

    Major funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

    Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.


    Carnegie Hall today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will now play the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright, replacing previously announced actress Jayne Houdyshell, for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. Kaye’s career highlights include Tony Awards for her performances as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony Award nominations for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir.

    Ms. Kaye joins previously announced cast members Nathan Lane as Nathan Detroit; Patrick Wilson as Sky Masterson; Sierra Boggess as Sarah Brown; Megan Mullally as Miss Adelaide; John Bolton as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan as Nicely-Nicely Johnson; Christopher Fitzgerald as Benny Southstreet; Steve Schirripa as Big Jule; Lee Wilkof as Harry the Horse; and Len Cariou as Arvide Abernathy.

    Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) directs the concert production, collaborating 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 personnel include costume consultant William Ivey Long, lighting designer Alan Adelman, projections designer Wendall K. Harrington, and sound designer Nevin Steinberg, with casting by Telsey + Company. The musical is presented with full orchestra, cast, and ensemble, and is a gala benefit, providing support for the wide-ranging music education programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    This Guys and Dolls benefit evening is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP with corporate chair Stephen R. Howe, Jr. and co-chaired by Leni and Peter May and Nelle Nugent and Jolyon Stern. Benefit tickets start at $1,000 and include the best possible concert seating as well as admission to a festive after party at Remi Restaurant with members of the cast. For a more complete evening, a VIP pre-concert dinner at Carnegie Hall is also available to table buyers at the $15,000 level and above. Benefit tickets are available by calling Carnegie Hall’s Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or online at carnegiehall.org/guysanddolls. Benefit Table availability is limited. All proceeds from the event will support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programs.

    A limited number of concert-only tickets, priced $40–$120, can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/guysanddolls.

    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 1930s 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).

    The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
    The Weill Music Institute creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall’s commitment to music education. With unparalleled access to the world’s greatest artists, the Weill Music Institute inspires audiences of all ages, nurtures tomorrow’s musical talent, and harnesses the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. An integral part of Carnegie Hall’s concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and shares a wide range of free online resources with educators and music lovers around the globe. More than 400,000 people each year engage in the Weill Music Institute’s programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $40–$120, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org beginning on Monday, August 26.

    To purchase benefit tickets, which include the after-party with members of the cast, a pre-concert dinner exclusively for table buyers, and best possible concert seating, please contact the Special Events Office at 212-903-9679.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
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