guys and dolls BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
Closing:
January 1, 2009

Theater: Nederlander Theatre / 208 West 41st Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

The slightly seedy denzens of 1940s-era Broadway share their playground with a Salvation Army-type mission. Unlikely love ensues, but can the attraction of opposites succeed?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF guys and dolls

    Certain words, in certain contexts, are best left unspoken. In Des McAnuff’s uninspired new revival of “Guys and Dolls” at the Nederlander Theater that word happens to be “chemistry.” It is dropped — with a thud and a shatter — and hovers for the rest of the evening like a neon-lighted reproach.

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF guys and dolls

    Like Adelaide, the nightclub entertainer who provides the sweet, klutzy emotional center of "Guys and Dolls," theatergoers are used to thwarted hopes. Adelaide (Lauren Graham) has been engaged to Nathan Detroit (Oliver Platt), a two-bit shyster running a crap game around Times Square, for 14 years.

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  • USA TODAY REVIEW OF guys and dolls

    Imagine having dinner in a fabulous restaurant with two couples. One pair is delightfully witty and has sizzling chemistry; the other two seem so awkward that it's almost painful to be with them.

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF guys and dolls

    The opening image in Des McAnuff's strangulated revival of "Guys and Dolls" is of Damon Runyon pounding his typewriter, framing the production unequivocally in a fictional world. But the unintended effect has been to process the author's richly slangy, flavorful valentine to a vanished New York demimonde of hustlers, gamblers, floozies and gangsters into a cartoon of manufactured colors. Fronted by four likable leads whose collective charisma never rises above medium wattage, the production sucks the personality out of an American musical-theater classic. The consolation is that even in this misconceived presentation, the show itself is too good not to be at least minimally entertaining.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF guys and dolls

    You know that a production of “Guys and Dolls” has gone terribly wrong when a minor character like General Cartwright makes a bigger impression than Sky Masterson, Sarah Brown, Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide put together. And if anyone is to blame, it is director Des McAnuff (“Jersey Boys”), whose new Broadway revival is a misconceived fiasco.

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