GUYS AND DOLLS Cast Explain the Musical in 10 Seconds or Less 

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Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale

Dan Meyer
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September 29, 2022 11:00 AM

They’re rolling the dice! The cast of the upcoming Kennedy Center production of Guys and Dolls recently joined us for Theatrely’s latest video series, 10 Seconds to Plot. Check out Tony winners James Monroe Iglehart and Jessie Mueller, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo, Broadway favorite Steven Pasquale, and more try to explain the musical in a VERY short amount of time below.

Directed by Marc Bruni, Guys and Dolls features Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Soo as Sarah Brown, along with Tony nominees Kevin Chamberlain and Rachel Dratch as Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Big Jule, respectively.

Guys and Dolls plays October 7-16 at the Kennedy Center for the Perming Art’s Eisenhower Theater.

Rounding out the cast are Jacqueline Antaramian as General Cartwright, Fred Applegate as Arvide Abernathy, Eden Marryshow as Lt. Brannigan, Matthew Saldivar as Benny Southstreet, Jimmy Smagula as Harry the Horse, Akron Watson as Rusty Charlie/Hot Box MC, Allison Blackwell as Agatha, Colin Cunliffe as Sorrowful Jones, Michael Fatica as Liverlips Louie/Calvin, Tommy Gedrich as The Greek, Julia Harnett as Allison, Nathan Lucrezio as Scranton Slim, Kristen Faith Oei as Mimi, Lizz Picini as Ferguson, Deon Ridley as Society Max, Anthony Wayne as Angie the Ox, Tanner Wilson as Brandy Bottle Bates, and Kristin Yancy as Martha/Vernon.

Backed by an orchestra, the Kennedy Center production will feature choreography by Denis Jones, music direction by Kevin Stites, scenic and projection design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design bKai Harada and Haley Parcher, and casting by JZ Casting.

P.S. The cast performed two numbers at a press event. Check out “A Bushel and a Peck” on our TikTok.

Following Guys and Dolls, the 2022–23 season will continue with Sunset Boulevard, starring Stephanie J. Block (currently playing The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods on Broadway), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. More details on those productions will be announced later. 

Video production by Brandon Schwartz

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.

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