This is not a full-length video of the classic musical Guys and Dolls
, but rather a 55-minute documentary about the making of the studio recording
by the cast of the smash 1992 revival. Featured are complete takes of such all-time favorite songs as "Fugue for Tinhorns," "Adelaide's Lament," "Sue Me," "The Oldest Established," and "Luck Be a Lady." Especially thrilling are the company numbers, including one of Broadway's greatest showstoppers, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat." In addition to the music, director Jerry Zaks and musical director Edward Strauss offer coaching on the harder numbers (we thankfully see only two of the first 129 takes of "My Time of Day"), and stars Peter Gallagher, Josie de Guzman, Nathan Lane, and Faith Prince offer commentary on the show and their characters. This video does a terrific job of capturing the excitement, tension, and energy of the studio and is a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys Broadway cast recordings. --David Horiuchi
Off the Record is an exciting documentary that goes behind the scenes and follows the cast around while they are making the recording of the Tony Award® winning production Guys and Dolls. This recording features original cast members from the smash 1992 revival.
This program captures all of the backstage energy and stars Peter Gallagher, Josie de Guzman, Nathan Lane and Faith Prince preparing for their roles. The stars sing some of the all-time favorite songs and then sit down to talk about their characters.
Director: Jerry Zaks Company: Leslie Feggan, Peter Gallagher, Eleanor Glocknear, Josie de Guzman, Nathan Lane
Including Hit Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, Adelaide's Lament, Sue Me, The Oldest Established, A Bushel and a Peck, Luck Be A Lady, Follow The Fold, Marry The Man Today, My Time of Day, I've Never Been In Love Before, If I Were a Bell, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, Guys and Dolls.