May 31, 2009

Music I can wish you

In this season's revival of Guys and Dolls at the Nederlander Theatre, Oliver Platt plays short-on-cash Nathan Detroit (who runs an illegal permanent floating craps game in New York City). To make the $1000 he needs for the venue, he bets Sky Masterson (Craig Bierko pictured above), that he can't take a woman of Nathan's choosing, to dinner. Sky accepts the challenge.
The gracious Lauren Graham as Miss Adelaide in her fabulous Broadway debut. She is Mr. Detroit's long-suffering fiancee, the star performer at the Hot Box nightclub.
Adelaide's Lament was so hilarious. She has perfect comic timing and a fine talent for physical comedy.
She has a lovely singing voice and who knew Lorelai Gilmore can dance?
Kate Jenning Grant was Sarah Brown, a sergeant of the Save-A-Soul Mission, trying to reform the ways of New York City's sinners. Sky asks her out to dinner...in Havana, Cuba!
The show has been rightfully Tony-nominated for Best Revival and Best Scenic Design. It was wonderful seeing vintage shots of New York City.
The doors outside the Nederlander
It felt strange to be in the Nederlander and not be there to watch Rent.
Tituss Burgess(Nicely-Nicely Johnson) and Mary Testa (General Cartwright) were on hand to steal the show with the crowd-pleasing "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat". They received the loudest and longest ovation of the show.

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