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:
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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