In ‘Guys And Dolls,’ Milwaukee Rep Evokes a Bygone Time And Timeless Love

In ‘Guys and Dolls,’ Milwaukee Rep evokes a bygone time and timeless love

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Nicholas Rodriguez takes center stage in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of “Guys and Dolls.”(Photo: Michael Brosilow)

Frank Loesser (music and lyrics) and Abe Burrows (book) subtitled “Guys and Dolls” “a musical fable of Broadway,” making clear that even when it debuted in 1950, this American classic was already a bend in time conjuring a bygone world.
In the Milwaukee Repertory Theater “Guys and Dolls” that opened Saturday night, director Mark Clements wants to both have and eat his Mindy’s cheesecake: Paying homage to this justly loved fairy tale, he’s also self-consciously …

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