The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces initial casting for its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center, Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man), the all-star cast will be led by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center) as Nathan Detroit, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (The Minutes, Waitress, Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man) as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Junk) as Sky Masterson, and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Phillipa Soo (Into the Woods, Hamilton) as Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls plays the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, October 7 – 16, 2022. Tickets are currently available to Kennedy Center Members and will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 4 via the Kennedy Center website or by calling 202-467-4600.
“After a two year hiatus, it is so exciting to return Broadway Center Stage to the Kennedy Center, bigger and better than ever as full musical productions,” said Vice President and Executive Producer of Theater, Jeffrey Finn. “I can think of no better way to bring back Kennedy Center produced theater than with this incredible team and stars collaborating on this iconic Broadway musical.”
This Tony–winning favorite by composer/lyricist Frank Loesser and book writers Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows has been hailed by many as a perfect musical comedy. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City of the 1950s, Guys and Dolls follows a rowdy bunch of gamblers, gangsters, and showgirls in a wild game of chance—all set to Loesser’s immortal score featuring songs such as “Adelaide’s Lament” and “Luck Be a Lady.”
Backed by an on-stage Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the production will feature choreography by Denis Jones, music direction by Kevin Stites, scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Kai Harada and Haley Parcher, and casting by JZ Casting. Guys and Dolls is presented as a part of Broadway Center Stage—a Kennedy Center–produced series conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. The series has become a hit with both critics and audiences alike with star-studded performances of Next to Normal, Footloose, The Who’s Tommy, The Music Man, Little Shop of Horrors, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, In the Heights, and Chess. Following Guys and Dolls, the 2022–23 season will continue with the Tony Award–winning Best Musicals Sunset Boulevard, starring Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.