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Frank Loesser

Guys and Dolls

by The Staff August 8, 2014


  One of the most felicitous combinations in postwar American musical theater happened when composer-lyricist Frank Loesser adapted two Damon Runyon short stories into Guys and Dolls, a musical comedy about gamblers, racetrack touts and the ...

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Guys and Dolls

by The Staff August 2, 2012


Frank Loesser was responsible for such classic Broadway musicals as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Most Happy Fella, but Guys and Dolls, his foray into Damon Runyon’s world of gamblers, ...

Cohoes Music Hall

A Natural

by B.A. Nilsson June 23, 2011


It’s a fully formed but imaginary universe that book writer Abe Burrows crafted when he adapted two Damon Runyon stories (and several ancillary characters) into one of the most successful musicals of 1950. Runyon’s genius ...

Barrington Stage Company