Guys and Dolls, part of The Old Globe’s 2017 Summer Season, will run July 2 – August 13, 2017. Guys and Dolls is based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (shown), book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.

Next year’s summer season at The Old Globe will include the classic “Guys and Dolls,” a world premiere comedy and two Shakespeare plays, the theater announced Friday.

Damon Runyon’s “Guys and Dolls,” considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, will run July 2 to Aug. 13 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage.

The world premiere of the Globe-commissioned comedy “Robin Hood!” will run July 22 to Aug. 27 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. The show is being created by Tony Award-winning writer Ken Ludwig, who also wrote “Baskerville.”

The annual Shakespeare Festival in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre will begin with the historical “Richard II” from June 11 to July 15. Veteran stage and film actor Robert Sean Leonard — “Dead Poets Society” and “House” — is set for the title role.

Barry Edelstein, the Globe’s artistic director, will direct “Hamlet” from Aug. 6 to Sept. 10. Edelstein is the author of the books “Thinking Shakespeare” and “Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions.”

He said he’s worked on “Hamlet” in various capacities over the years but has never directed the thriller.

“As always, the leading theatrical talents in America will join us to bring these four amazing works to life, and the Globe will surround the shows with exciting arts engagement and humanities programs to enrich the theater- going experience,” Edelstein said.

The Globe said tickets are available by subscription only, and range from $116-$374.

Packages can be purchased online at TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 234-5623, or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and younger, seniors, and groups of 10 or more, according to the theater.

–City News Service

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