Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

A classic musical that tells a story of romance and gambling. Set in New York City in the 1950's, the show is full of period music and dancing.

Average Rating: 2.88 stars2.88 stars2.88 stars2.88 stars2.88 stars based on 4 votes

Show Category: Musical

Starring: Lauren Graham

Opening:Feb 4, 2009
Closing:Jun 14, 2009

Show Website: http://www.guysanddollsbroadway.com/

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

REVIEWS

1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars1 stars by Chris
3 of 3 people found this helpful

This was a very traditional broadway musical. I hated it. There was singing, dancing, and even a weak love story.

The music selection was very old fashioned. The characters broke out into random song at strange moments. A couple times during the play, I thought the story was getting interesting, and then all of a sudden the cast ruined any mood by breaking into song and dancing all around the stage.

Although I didn't like most of the music, I was surprised that I recognized a few of the songs.

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2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars by rgenie
3 of 3 people found this helpful

Its a vintage broadway play. The purists will love it. The younger crowd won't understand it because its dated, very dated.

The singing & dancing were great. In my opinion the characters were too extreme, almost a caricature, but so was the story line.

As a revival it was missing something.

I enjoyed it because I love musicals and tap and hum my way through them. However, I can't give it more than a 3.

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4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars by Nancy
1 of 1 people found this helpful

Ah, in the tradition of 1940's movies....the original, non-offensive, pure entertainment play. Guys and Dolls will offend no one, and if you just want to while away a few hours and come out humming, this is your pick. I loved the traditional "glitzy" sets and costumes. It's true, this is not for someone who wants to think deep, but, it is happy, colorful and eye candy. Worked for me!

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4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars by christina

Lauren Graham was adorable and much better than I expected. I found the story, set, music, and dancing to be very enjoyable. I thought Oliver Platt seemed uncomfortable in this role, or perhaps on stage in general.

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