'Dolls' still searching for cast
A Broadway transfer of the hit London revival of “Guys and Dolls” is in the works. Now it just has to find a cast.
A Rialto incarnation of the 2005 West End production, which ran for about two years, has reportedly posted a casting notice that has Gotham previews beginning in February 2008 for a March opening. The show’s helmer, Michael Grandage (“Frost/Nixon”), has said he is keen to do more work in New York.
However, “Guys,” produced by Ambassador Theater Group, is still working on corraling a cast. London production was toplined by Ewan McGregor and Jane Krakowski, but neither is attached to the New York version.
The production also hasn’t nailed down a Gotham press rep yet.
Grandage, a prolific Brit director (and a.d. of the Donmar Warehouse, one of the producers of “Guys”), is hot on Broadway right now thanks to his Tony-nominated Broadway debut with “Frost/Nixon.” His production of “Guys” won an Olivier for musical and another for Krakowski.
The 1950 Frank Loesser tuner is a much-loved Rialto fave about gangster Sky Masterson and moll Miss Adelaide. Last Broadway revival was a 1992 revival helmed by Jerry Zaks.