Oliver Platt will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls,” which has booked the Nederlander Theater for a spring run that opens in March.
Platt (“Huff”), who made his Rialto debut in “Shining City” in 2006, will play gangster Nathan Detroit in the 1950 tuner whose familiar Frank Loesser score includes tunes “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Refurbishment of the Nederlander, where longtime occupant “Rent” closed Sept. 7, will be completed by the time “Guys and Dolls” starts previews in February.
Helmer Des McAnuff reteams with his “Jersey Boys” choreographer, Sergio Trujillo, to stage the revival. Further casting has not yet been nailed down.
This production of “Guys and Dolls” is different from the 2005 Donmar Warehouse staging that was a hit in London and had been long-discussed as a potential Broadway candidate. Howard Panter for Ambassador Theater Group (which also was involved in the Donmar “Guys”) is the lead producer of the Gotham revival, co-produced by Tulchin/Bartner and Darren Bagert.
Musical, with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows based on stories by Damon Runyon, last played the Rialto in a 1992 production that starred Nathan Lane, Faith Prince and Peter Gallagher.
Show begins previews Feb. 3 ahead of a March 1 opening.