Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Grandage Guys And Dolls Set For Great White Way
According to Andrew Gans of Playbill, the brilliant West End revival of Frank Loesser's classic Guys And Dolls directed by Michael Grandage is officially set for a Broadway berth in February 2008. This will mark the musical's fourth Great White Way revival; the show first hit the boards in 1950.
Regular readers will recall how much I loved this revival -- it doesn't hurt that the musical itself ranks as one of my personal favorite musicals of all time; after all, it's real Broadway-based show. Of course, when I had a chance to see it in London during the fall of 2005, it starred Ewan McGregor as Sky Masterson and Jane Krakowski as Miss Adelaide. No word yet on who will take on those roles stateside -- the casting notice would suggest that the production will take a color-blind approach, which makes it even more intriguing.
With captivating choreography by Rob Ashford and Grandage's exhilarating and fresh direction, this is sure to be one of the top shows of the 2007-08 Theatrical Season.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).