Block Theater

Todays Date: 12/12/19
Last Update: 03/22/11 06:07:31 PM

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Address: 376 Bay 44th Street (off Shore Park
Brooklyn, ny    11214

Phone: 646-338-5472
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Directions to Block Institute: 376 Bay 44th Street From Long Island Belt Parkway (west) to Exit 6N — Cropsey Ave. Bear left onto Cropsey Ave. Make left on 26th Ave. Continue under highway. Make left on Shore Parkway — one block to bay 44th Street. Make a right, Block Institute is right off the corner From Staten Island Verrazano Narrows Bridge (East) to Belt Parkway (East). Belt Parkway (East) to Exit 5 — Bay Parkway. Continue on service road .6 miles (Name changes to Shore Parkway) to Bay 44th Street. Right turn — Block Institute is right off the corner. From Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge or Manhattan Bridge (East) to Brooklyn Queens Expressway — I-278 (South) to Belt Parkway (East). Belt Parkway (East) to Exit 5 — Bay Parkway. Continue on service road .6 miles (Name changes to Shore Parkway) to Bay 44th Street. Right turn — Block Institute is right off the corner. Train and Bus Connections B or Q train to Ave. J. Take B6 bus toward Shore Pkwy. Stop is Shore Pkwy and 26th Ave. Walk one block on Shore Pkwy east to Bay 44th. Right turn — Block Institute is right off the corner. D train to 25th Ave. Take I bus to last stop (Harway Ave.) Walk to Cropsey Ave. then to 26th avenue, make right on 26th, then make left on Shore Pkwy. Walk one block Bay 44th, Right turn — Block Institute is right off the corner. B6 bus — toward Shore Parkway — stop Shore Parkway and 26th Avenue, on Shore Parkway, walk one block to Bay 44th Street. B82 bus — toward Cropsey Avenue — stop Cropsey Avenue and 26th Avenue, walk down 26th Avenue to Shore Parkway, left on Shore Parkway one block to Bay 44th Street. B3 bus — toward Harway Avenue — (last stop) walk to Cropsey Avenue. Take Cropsey Avenue to 26th Ave. make a right, walk toward Shore Parkway, make a left on Shore Parkway, continue one block to Bay 44th Street.

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

Guys & Dolls  | Open: 04/08/11 Close: 04/16/11
Brooklyn Association for the Performing Arts
and

Genesis Repertory

join forces to open a new American Classic Musical Stage

First production:     Guys & Dolls
    Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 @ 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday & Friday, April 14 & 15 @ 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
    For further information:
    347.492.0534 or genesis.brooklyn@gmail.com

    Genesis @ The Block Institute
    376 Bay 44th Street (off Shore Parkway)
    Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY – The perennial musical about old Broadway, Guys & Dolls – will be revived as part of a co-production by two of Brooklyn’s leading resident theaters: Brooklyn Association for the Performing Arts, which first burst upon the Brooklyn scene with a sold-out run of Jesus Christ Superstar and Genesis Repertory – the celebrated off-Broadway theater – which joined the Bay Ridge Brooklyn landscape last season with its acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet. 

Guys & Dolls is the musicalized version of Damon Runyon’s classic stories about New York’s colorful underbelly. The main stories concern Sky Masterson and his attempt to win a bet he made with shyster Nathan Detroit by using “mission doll” Sarah Brown. But if Nathan wins this bet his “oldest established permanent floating crap game” can continue and he can further elude the long arm of Lt. Brannigan and matrimonial advances of his fiancée of more than a decade, nightclub chanteuse, Miss Adelaide.

The cast is decorated with local celebrities like John Stillwaggon (Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet and the title role in Hamlet) and Michael Whelan (one of the stars of the HFP Players, Staten Island’s premier musical theater) as well as regional theater favorites Carolyn Dellinger (Eliza in My Fair Lady), Jay Paranada (the Engineer in Miss Saigon), TJ D’Angelo* (La Cage Aux Follies, Tony & Tina’s Wedding), and Kelly Petlin who sports six national tours including Beauty and the Beast. 

Other notables include classical actor Romo Hallahan (The Tempest, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice), film actors Cynthia Granville* and Shaun S. Orbin, and Canadian actors, Daniel Rostas and Timothy Ng.

This high-energy cast is completed with Jeff Van Damme, Dominic Kidwell, Sarah Winchester, Amanda Szymczak, Nora Moutrane, Erin Johnson, Denise A. Sosa, Lee Saulter, Audry Mae DeRocker, and Sherry Giedd; along with Genesis Repertory regulars Kristin O’Blessin, Robert Aloi, and a special appearance by off-Broadway playwright, Robert Liebowitz, as Lt. Brannigan.

The production is directed by musical theater veteran, Jay Michaels (Broadway: Guys & Dolls, Damn Yankees) and musical directed by Eric K. Johnston, with choreography by Dustin Cross.
Jessica Kidwell is production stage manager, assisted by Christine Kahaly. 

Production managed by Rocco Buonpane (BAPA) and Mary Elizabeth MiCari (Genesis)

*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association