TITLE: GUYS AND DOLLS
AUTHOR: MUSIC AND LYRICS BY FRANK LOESSER; BOOK BY JO SWERLING AND ABE BURROWS
THE BOTTOM LINE: The greatest of all American musicals gets the rousing revival it deserves.
One might imagine that Laurence Olivier could have commanded any role he chose, and conjured up virtually any showcase production to feature it. But the actor of the century died thwarted because he was unable, while running Britain's Royal National Theater, to finance a production of Guys and Dolls starring himself as the lowlife gambler Nathan Detroit. It's unclear whether Olivier could have brought off this...