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BBC Recording Gordon Greenberg’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ with Jamie Parker & Sophie Thompson

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 19, 2016 05:36 AM EST

London is about to get really lucky. Not only did Guys and Dolls recently make its way to the West End but soon it will be heading into the living rooms of all of Britain. The BBC will be recording the production of the classical musical directed by Gordon Greenberg. The recording will come soon to include the initial cast which includes: Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson, Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown, Sophie Thompson as Miss Adelaide and David Haig as Nathan Detroit. Parker and Thompson first appeared together in the 2014 Chichester Festival Theater. The current production is playing at London's Savoy Theatre.

Director Gordon Greenberg recently spoke to Playbill about BBC’s plans for the production, saying:

"The BBC have asked to film the production. The idea is to shoot it in early March so that we preserve the Savoy cast."

The BBC also recently produced a filmed a production of Gypsy at the Savoy theater starring Imelda Staunton.

Greenberg is also working on a Broadway version of the Bing Crosby hit Holiday Inn for Roundabout Theatre Company. The show is based on the 1942 version was famous for introducing Crosby’s hit song “White Christmas.” The movie’s story and music were written by the legendary Irvin Berlin.

Greenberg directed a first draft adaption of the film back in September of 2014 at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut for Universal Stage Productions. Greenberg also spoke with the work he has done on the production since:

"We've been working on a new draft, and Chad Hodge and I are fearless re-writers. We like to fiddle and get back under the hood. We've got some new context. Each new group of people that come on board lend their own brand of expertise and insight."

No word yet on if there will be any black face or not.

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