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Frank Loesser News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP SeriesNew Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This FallThe Marriott Theatre to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, previewing August 24, running through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonDance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

Una 'Nit de Musicals' con mucho swingUna 'Nit de Musicals' con mucho swing
by Siscu Valenzuela - Jul 19, 2016

El Grec vuelve a acoger una noche de homenaje al género musical, esta vez, con un repertorio del Broadway clásico. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Feature Five Premieres in 2017 SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Will Feature Five Premieres in 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

At the end of a three-day celebration of the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2016 season and the opening of the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts Saturday night, the Festival's artistic directors shifted everybody's sights ahead, and drew more applause and excitement, when they announced the plays for the 2017 season. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage SeasonLong Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On September 24, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 88th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a journey of self discovery, adventure, and fun. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rebel Wilson Opening in GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rebel Wilson Opening in GUYS AND DOLLS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2016

Rebel Wilson has made her London stage debut in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre, where she appears as Miss Adelaide for a strictly limited run until August 21. The cast also features Simon Lipkin, Oliver Tompsett, Gavin Spokes and Siubhan Harrison. (more...)

NICKEL MINES to Play NYMFNICKEL MINES to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Nickel Mines, a new musical, will begin performances on July 27th (8 pm) at the Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).  Performance times vary, check the schedule on www.nymf.org. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonBrightSide Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are proud to announce BrightSide Theatre's 2016-2017 Season - 'Season Six- Classic Broadway' - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Moon Over Buffalo and Guys & Dolls. 'These three classic shows are recognized to be of the highest quality of their kind and will keep you entertained all season,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. (more...)

Maggie's Little Theater to Close Season with GUYS & DOLLSMaggie's Little Theater to Close Season with GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Maggie's Little Theater, the resident theatre of the century-old St. Margaret's Parish Hall at 79th Place and Juniper Valley Road in Middle Village announces that Guys and Dolls will close its eighth season. Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows is a classic of the American musical theatre. Guys and Dolls is based on stories and characters created by Damon Runyon. Step back in time to 1950s New York City in the newly-renovated and air-conditioned parish hall on July 16, 22, & 23 at 8:00pm or on July 17 & 24 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for children 11 and under. Contact www.maggieslittletheater.org. (more...)

First Look at Rebel Wilson in GUYS AND DOLLS as Simon Lipkin Joins CastFirst Look at Rebel Wilson in GUYS AND DOLLS as Simon Lipkin Joins Cast
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS today announces that Simon Lipkin will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. He will play opposite the award-winning actor Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, FUN HOME & More Set for TUTS' 2016-17 SeasonIN THE HEIGHTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, FUN HOME & More Set for TUTS' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced a new line up for its 2016-17 Season today. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS Opens 6/21 at the Barn TheatreGUYS & DOLLS Opens 6/21 at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Opening June 21 at the Barn Theatre - GUYS & DOLLS! A sure bet for the whole family! Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running through July 3. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Three: The 1980sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Three: The 1980s
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2016

The third of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, 6/27Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Sidney Howard's "The Late Christopher Bean," a comedy about paintings left to a family by a deceased artist suddenly skyrocketing in value, on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.  The play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CT Rep's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGPhoto Flash: First Look at CT Rep's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, led by Fred Grandy (TV's The Love Boat, The Mindy Project) and Broadway's Riley Costello (13, Bye, Bye Birdie, Everyday Rapture). Check out photos below! (more...)

Majestic Theater Sets 2016-17 SeasonMajestic Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

After an exhilarating year of celebrating the Majestic Theater' 90th Anniversary, how could anyone top the excitement and fun that was had by all at the Majestic? Well, Jeffrey W. Gabel, Founding Executive Director of the Majestic Theater can and did with his new line-up for the 2016-2017 season! Celebrate this fabulous line-up as "Mr. Majestic" announces that tickets go on sale at 12 noon on June 10 (members-still time to join) and June 17 (general public). (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in JuneCharles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Grandage to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS Film RemakeTony Winner Michael Grandage to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS Film Remake
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2016

Deadline reports that Telsey + Company has commenced casting for a big screen remake of GUYS AND DOLLS at 20th Century Fox. According to the report, Tony Award winner Michael Grandage is set to helm the project. (more...)

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