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About the Show

A classic musical based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" by Damon Runyon; one of the most performed musicals in the United States.

Story: Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest permanent floating crap game, bets Sky Masterson that he can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him- this is Miss Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's cold wife and the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub - Miss Adelaide, only wants to get married. In the end the gamblers and "spunky do-gooders"are thrown together.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Frank Loesser
Librettist: Abe Burrows

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: 46th Street Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 24, 1950
Total Performances: 1200
Original Cast: Robert Alda, Vivian Blaine, Sam Levene, Isabel Bigley, Pat Rooney Sr., B.S. Pully, Stubby Kaye, Tom Pedi, Jonny Silver
Director: George S. Kaufman
Choreographer: Michael Kidd
Producer: Feuer & Martin
Musical Director:: Irving Actman
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Alvin Colt

1955 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Apr 20, 1955
Total Performances: 16
Original Cast: Tom Ahearne, Joe Bernard, Helen Gallagher, Leila Martin, Walter Matthau, Paul Migan, Al Nesor, Lou Nova, Tom Pedi, Ray Shaw, Oggie Small, Elaine Spaulding, Kate Tomlinson, Martin Wolfson
Director: Philip Mathias
Choreographer: Onna White
Producer: New York City Center Light Opera Company
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations: George Bassman and Ted Royal
Scenic Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Alvin Colt

1965 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Apr 28, 1965
Total Performances: 15
Original Cast: Anita Gillette, Alan King, Sheila MacRae, Jerry Orbach, Ed Becker, Frank Campanella, Ginna Carr, Jack De Lon, Joey Faye, Jake LaMotta, Clarence Nordstrom, Tom Pedi, Vern Shinnal, Claire Waring
Director: Gus Schirmer
Choreographer: Ralph Beaumont
Producer: New York City Center Light Opera Company
Scenic Design: Peter Wolf
Costume Design: Frank Thompson
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

1976 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Jul 21, 1976
Total Performances: 239
Original Cast: Norma Donaldson, Robert Guillaume, Ernestine Jackson, James Randolph, Edye Byrde, Clark Morgan, Ken Page, Christophe Pierre, Emett "Babe" Wallace, Derrick Bell, Jymie Charles, Bardell Conner, Prudence Darby, Irene Datcher, Sterling McQueen, Marion Moore, John Russell, Walter White
Director: Billy Wilson
Choreographer: Billy Wilson
Producer: Moe Septee
Musical Director: Howard Roberts
Orchestrations: Danny Holgate and Horace Ott
Scenic Design: Tom H. John
Costume Design: Bernard Johnson
Lighting Design: Thomas Skelton

1992 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 14, 1992
Total Performances: 1143
Original Cast: Josie de Guzman, Peter Gallagher, Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, Walter Bobbie, John Carpenter, Victoria Clark, Denise Faye, Leslie Feagan, Eleanor Glockner, Michael Goz, Stan Page, Steve Ryan, Ernie Sabella, Timothy Shew, J. K. Simmons, Herschel Sparber, Ruth Williamson
Director: Jerry Zaks
Choreographer: Christopher Chadman
Producer: Dodger Theatricals, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters, TV Asahi, Kardana Productions and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Orchestrations: George Bassman, Ted Royal and Michael Starobin
Scenic Design: Tony Walton
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Lighting Design: Paul Gallo

2009 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Nederlander Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 1, 2009
Total Performances: 121
Original Cast: Craig Bierko, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant, Oliver Platt, Tituss Burgess, Glenn Fleshler, Adam LeFevre, Jim Ortlieb, Steve Rosen, Mary Testa
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo;
Producer: Howard Panter, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Bill Kenwright, Northwater Entertainment, Darren Bagert, Tom Gregory, The Nederlander Organization, David Mirvish, Michael Jenkins, Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Olympus Theatricals and Sonia Friedman Productions
Musical Director: Ted Sperling
Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design: Robert Brill
Costume Design: Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley

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