Tony Nominees Rachel Dratch, Kevin Chamberlin, More Join GUYS AND DOLLS
Two more Tony nominees—and a slew of Broadway alums—have joined the Kennedy Center’s upcoming staging of Guys and Dolls. POTUS star Rachel Dratch and The Prom favorite Kevin Chamberlin will play Big Jule and Nicely-Nicely Johnson, respectively.
As previously announced, the main quartet will be James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown. Performances run October 7-16 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Eisenhower Theater.
Also joining 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.
Directed by Marc Bruni, Guys and Dolls features a score by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the musical comedy is set in New York City of the 1950s, following a rowdy bunch of gamblers, gangsters, and showgirls.
Backed by an on-stage Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the production will feature choreography by Denis Jones, music direction by Kevin Stites, scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada and Haley Parcher, and casting by JZ Casting.
Following Guys and Dolls, the 2022–23 season will continue with Sunset Boulevard, starring Tony winner Stephanie J. Block, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. More casting and details for those two shows will be announced at a later date.