28 March 2011
Research into the Characters, Story, and Music of Guys and Dolls
The musical Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950; it ran for more than 1,200 performances (Liukkonen). The characters and much of the story of the musical were originally created by Damon Runyon in his work “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown.” Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling adapted the characters and story from Runyon’s writings into musical form (Liukkonen).
This play’s characteristic nature that makes it very different from other plays is that it generates its characters’ traits