Guys and Dolls The Musical




This Tony Award winning musical had its Broadway debut on November 24, 1950. Guys and Dolls, has music and lyrics by Frank Loesser with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on the Damon Runyon story entitled; The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.

Directed on Broadway by George S. Kaufman, this musical won five Tony Awards in 1951. Among those awards were Best Musical, and Best Book. Guys and Dolls, also won the Olivier for Outstanding Musical and subsequently won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival and the Tony Award for Outstanding Revival. The London Coliseum was host to the original London performances beginning on May 28, 1953. A film version of the story was released in 1955.

Main Characters


  • Nathan Detroit (baritone/tenor)
  • Sky Masterson (baritone/tenor}
  • Sarah Brown (soprano)
  • Nicely-Nicely Johnson (tenor>
  • Miss Adelaide (mezzo soprano)
  • Benny Southstreet (bass/baritone)
  • Arvide Abernathy (bass/baritone)
  • Rusty Charlie (baritone)
  • Big Jule
  • Harry The Horse
  • Angie the Ox
  • Lieutenant Brannigan
  • General Matilda B. Cartwright
  • Joey Biltmore
  • Mimi
  • Ensemble




Musical Numbers By Act


Act I

  • Runyonland (Orchestra)
  • Fugue for Tinhorns (Nicely-Nicely, Rusty, Benny)
  • Follow The Fold (Sarah, Ensemble Mission Band)
  • The Oldest Established (Nathan, Nicely-Nicely, Benny, The Guys)
  • I'll Know (Sky, Sarah)
  • A Bushel and A Peck (Miss Adelaide, Hot Box Girls)
  • Adelaide's Lament (Miss Adelaide)
  • Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely, Benny)
  • If I Were A Bell (Sarah Brown)
  • My Time of Day - I've Never Been In Love Before (Sky, Sarah)


Act II