CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS FRANK LOESSER’S
GUYS AND DOLLS
IN 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 Dolls on 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).
Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
GUYS AND DOLLS
A BENEFIT FOR CARNEGIE HALL
Artists to be announced
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Rob Fisher, Music Director and Conductor
Jack O’Brien, Director
Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer
Wendall K. Harrington, Video and Projections Designer
Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
Casting by Telsey + Company
GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based On a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS
Concert and Event Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP
Major funding for this concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Tickets, priced $40–$120, will be available starting August 19 for subscribers and donors and August 26 for the general public at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, as well as through calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
For information about the Benefit evening, which includes a special event and prime concert seating, please contact the Special Events Office at 212-903-9679.
For Carnegie Hall 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.