Showtune Sunday: "Guys and Dolls"
The reviews were pretty brutal last week for the new iteration of Guys and Dolls, now playing (but probably not for much longer) at the Nederlander Theatre. I'm loathe to pile on, so I'll leave it by saying that the reviews were, um, correct. And that's a shame, because G&D deserves a stellar rendering -- it's got magnificent songs, well-drawn characters, and enough verve for five musicals. So let's focus today on the wonderful revival from 1992, with a cast that included Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, Peter Gallagher, and in this number, Walter Bobbie as Nicely-Nicely. (In the background, you'll also see fine performers like Ernie Sabella and JK Simmons.) If this doesn't cheer up your hopes for Broadway's spring season, nothing will!