Guys and Dolls: Musical Info & Synopsis


Guys and Dolls is set in the bustling streets of New York City and follows the relationships of two unlikely couples. We have Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler with the pious Sarah Brown, and Nathan Detroit with his fiancée Adelaide. As Sky takes a bet to woo Sarah and Nathan struggles to find a location for his infamous crap game, love and hilarity unfold.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

Cast Size: 18+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book: Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1950)➝

Broadway Cast (1976)➝

Broadway Cast (1992)➝

Studio Cast (1995)➝

50th Anniversary Cast (2001)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1950s, ComedicClassicPopular, Religion, Tony Award

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