Sunday, March 18, 2007

West End Guys

West End Guys

After a nearly two-year run, Michael Grandage's acclaimed London revival of Guys And Dolls has posted its closing notices for April 14.

While the current production started out with a huge bang -- with an original stellar cast that included Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Douglas Hodge and Jenna Russell -- it was more recently reduced to stunt casting, first with Patrick Swayze and then Don Johnson stepping into the role of Nathan Detroit.

The show earned my respect for a terrific reimagining of the quintessential Broadway story -- so much so that it ranked as my second favorite show of the 2005-06 Theatrical Season. Although the show will shutter on the West End, its successful U.K. tour will continue. And if that's not enough, Grandage is busily preparing for 2008 transfers to Sydney and New York City; however, no acting names have yet been attached to either mounting.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for London tickets.
Click here for U.K. tour information.
Related Stories:
Which British Hits Will Be Broadway-Bound? (September 20, 2006)
Does London's Guys and Dolls Still Swayze Critics? (August 19, 2006)
Swayze Lands London's Detroit Role (June 5, 2006)
London’s Theatrical Hodge-Podge (May 30, 2006)
London's Guys And Dolls 1st Anniversary Ticket Offer (May 27, 2006)
SOB’s Best of 2005-06: #2 – Guys And Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre, London, UK) (May 26, 2006)
Guys and Dolls Imported to Broadway from London? (May 15, 2006)

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At 19 March, 2007, Blogger Isn't it rich...? said...

One closes, another is reborn...


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