Other Works

  • (2009) Stage: Wrote "Guys and Dolls", produced on Broadway. Musical. Cast: Oliver Platt and Lauren Graham.
  • (1973) Stage: Wrote "Guys and Dolls", produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Musical. Scenic Designer: James Maronek.
  • (1935) Stage Play: A Slight Case of Murder. Comedy. Written by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay. Directed by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay. 48th Street Theatre: 11 Sep 1935- Nov 1935 (closing date unknown/69 performances). Cast: Marga Barbet, Sydney Booth (as "Gammon Smith"), Eleanor Brent, Paul E. Burns, Georgia Caine, George Christie (as "Colonel Jake Schultz"), Richard Courtney, F.H. Day, Nick Dennis (as "Telegraph Boy") [Broadway debut], Ray Devlin, Malcolm Duncan, José Ferrer (as "2nd Policeman") [Broadway debut], J. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Fralick, Clyde Franklin (as "1st Policeman"), Beth Franklyn, Marion Frederic, Alice Frey, John Griggs, Lawrence Grossmith (as "Theodore Whitelaw"), John Harrington, Joy Hathaway, Eleanor Healy, James Kearns, Timothy Lynn Kearse, John M. Kline, Irja Koski, James La Curto, Annette Le May, Roy Le May, Ted Levey, Frances Levian, Harry Levian, Geoffrey Lind, Dan Malloy, M. Miltos, E. Molenedyk, Percy Moore, R. Norvak, Winton Sears, Fred Steinway, Phyllis Welch, Joseph Sweeney, Richard Taber, Clyde Veaux, Walter Wagner, Charles Wellesley, Frankie Wheeler. Produced by Howard Lindsay.
  • Story: "Little Miss Marker" (filmed as Little Miss Marker (1934), Little Miss Marker (1980), 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962), Sorrowful Jones (1949))
  • Story: "The Lemon Drop Kid" (filmed as The Lemon Drop Kid (1951))
  • (1933) Story: "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" (filmed as Guys and Dolls (1955))
  • (1934) Story: "Princess O'Hara" (filmed as It Ain't Hay (1943), Princess O'Hara (1935)).
  • Story: "Hold 'Em Yale" (filmed as Hold 'Em Yale (1935))
  • Story: "The Big Mitten" (filmed as No Ransom (1934)).
  • (March 16, 1992 - October 11, 1992) "Guys and Dolls," a musical revival; from a story by and characters by Damon Runyon; based upon the play of the same name, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; dance music by Mark Hummel; choreography by Christopher Chadman; directed by Jerry Zaks; with the previews and opening night cast including: Jossie DeGuzman (as Josie de Guzman) (portraying Sarah Brown); Peter Gallagher (portraying Sky Masterson); Nathan Lane (portraying Nathan Detroit); Faith Prince (portraying Miss Adelaide); Robert Michael Baker (portraying Drunk); Walter Bobbie (portraying Nicely-Nicely Johnson); and several others; on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre (renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2003), Manhattan, New York City, New York City, New York, USA
  • (1911 - 1920) Sports Columnist for the New York American (owned by William Randolph Hearst, later re-named the New York Journal-American after merging with another Hearst publication, the New York Evening Journal), assigned to the (baseball) New York Giants beat, as well as International Boxing. Among other boxing notables, was known for "nicknaming" international heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Braddock (as James J. Braddock) as the "Cinderella Man," the life story of which was later made into a movie of the same name, Cinderella Man (2005) starring Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti, and directed by Ron Howard.
  • (September 1978) The musical, "Guys and Dolls," was based on his story at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Julius La Rosa and Jo Sullivan in the cast. Frank Loesser was composer. Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows wrote the book.
  • (2004-2005 season) His story and characters inspired the musical, "Guys and Dolls," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Frank Loesser was composer and lyricist. Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows wrote the book. Kim Rubinstein was director. Daniel Pelzig was choreographer. Jamie Schmidt was musical director. G.W. Mercier was set and costume designer. Robert Wierzal was lighting designer. Nick Borisjuk was sound designer.
  • (Summer 1983 to 1984 season) He was writer for the musical, "Guys and Dolls," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Jerry Stiller (Nathan Detroit) and Mike Mazurki in the cast. Jo Swerling was adapter. Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser were composers and lyricists. Garland Wright was director. Paul Zalon was set designer. Kurt Wilhelm was costume designer. Frances Aronson was lighting designer. David Bishop was music director. Randolyn Zinn was choreographer.
  • (September 27 to December 23, 1978) He wrote the original story for the musical, "Guys & Dolls," at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois with Augie Amato (Nicely-Nicely Johnson); Michael Rosen (Benny Southstreet/Gambler); Jim Brett (Rusty Charlie/Gambler); Vivian Watson (Sarah Brown); Nathan Davis (Arvide Abernathy); Scott Wilson (Mission Band Member); Barbara Moroz (Mission Band Member); Louie Lanciloti (Harry the horse/Gambler); Tom Harmon (Lt. Brannigan); Mark Hutter (Nathan Detroit); Ken Berry (Sky Masterson); Ted Raymond (Joey Biltmore/Gambler); Sherry Narens (General Matilda B. Cartwright); Howard Fishlove (Big Jule); Brenda Thomson (Miss Adelaide); John Paizis (Gambler); Bruce Senesac (Gambler) and Brian Van Den Broucke (Gambler) in the cast. Pam Cecil, Kanet Louer, Krista Neumann and Judith Smith played the Hot Box girls. Frank Loesser was composer and lyricist. Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows wrote the book. Gene Patrick was producer and musical director. Jim Bates was director and choreographer. George Pettit was production designer. Jeffrey Harris was set construction designer. Pat Campano and Richard Eckert were costume designers. Susan Clare was costume producer. Pat Nesladek was lighting designer. Bill Magers was conductor. Thomas Sivak was pianist.

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