East Hampton resident Nathan Lane will reprise his role as gambler Nathan Detroit in a concert staging of Guys and Dolls. The one-night event, scheduled for April 3, will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall and benefit the performance space’s music education programs.
The 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls earned Lane a Tony nomination for his turn as Detroit, though he lost to Jelly’s Last Jam star Gregory Hines. He has since earned Tonys for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Lane was recently nominated for his role in the Broadway hit The Nance.
For the Carnegie Hall performance, Lane will be joined onstage by Will & Grace star Megan Mullally as frustrated love interest Miss Adelaide. Patrick Wilson and Sierra Boggess will fill the roles of Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown. Joshua Bergasse is choreographing the play, conductor Rob Fisher will lead the orchestra of St. Luke’s and three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien, of Hairspray acclaim, will direct.
Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, is based on the short stories of Damon Runyon. The musical is a picture of 1930-40s New York City, and tells the tale of gamblers Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, a missionary named Sarah Brown and nightclub dancer Miss Adelaide.
The one-night musical event is on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
A limited number of concert-only tickets, priced $40–$120, could be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org/guysanddolls.