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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
Maine State Music Theatre Announces 2017 SeasonMaine State Music Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre recently made the long-awaited announcement regarding the shows of their 2017 season. With a record-breaking season in 2016, the theatre is looking to carry on the trend with their line-up of main stage shows for next year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 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, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre International Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS to Play Tel AvivChichester Festival Theatre International Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS to Play Tel Aviv
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

The international tour of the new highly praised Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys and Dolls, which The Sunday Times declared as 'The most perfect musical comedy ever written', will arrive at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center for only 10 shows, starting on September 13. (more...)

Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23Austin Playhouse Presents SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard's male-driven observatory and map the night sky. She forms a new sisterhood with her fellow star "computers," Annie and Williamina, and begins to fall in love with her supervisor, Peter Shaw. As Henrietta makes a revolutionary discovery about where the Earth is in time and space, she must fight to be heard in a world where women's ideas are dismissed until men take credit for them. A celestial romance and a true story of determination, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, feminism and science. (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall GalaAmerican Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka Plays Joe's Pub 8/15 & 8/17John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka Plays Joe's Pub 8/15 & 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

In an evening that encompasses a personal and rarified experience of moving to and living in New York City, John Epperson - the real person behind Lypsinka - will take the stage in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka for four nights only at Joe's Pub at The Public. With a nod to the urbane cabaret style of Bobby Short, Epperson's evening embraces classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a few surprises. The entertainer, aka The Goddess of Showbiz Lypsinka, commands the piano and stage with a musical journey that weaves together Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Kay Thompson, Kander & Ebb, Comden & Green, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and transgender icon Christine Jorgenson. Jay Rogers directs the limited engagement show which takes place at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on four nights only, August 15th & 17th at 9:30 and September 13th & 16th at 7:30. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.joespub.com or by calling 212 967-7555. (more...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 SeasonDance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

The Old Opera House to Present GUYS AND DOLLSThe Old Opera House to Present GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is coming to West Virginia! Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. (more...)

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Bring Frank Loesser Tribute to The Skokie TheatreHeather Lundstedt O'Neill to Bring Frank Loesser Tribute to The Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

Harand Theatre Camp Mourns Beloved Co-FounderHarand Theatre Camp Mourns Beloved Co-Founder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Sulie Harand Friedman, co-founder of Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, passed away Saturday evening, August 6 at the age of 97.  Sulie was preceded in death by Harand Camp co-founders - husband Byron Friedman, sister Pearl Harand Gaffin, and brother-in-law Sam Gaffin.  In addition to her legacy as a teacher, director and businesswoman through Harand Theatre Camp, Sulie was renowned for her one-woman interpretations of classic musicals. She will be remembered for her contributions to performing arts education and lasting impact on thousands of Haranders around the world. (more...)

John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka to Play Limited Engagement at Joe's PubJohn Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka to Play Limited Engagement at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

In an evening that encompasses a personal and rarified experience of moving to and living in New York City, John Epperson - the real person behind Lypsinka - will take the stage in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka for four nights only at Joe's Pub at The Public. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This FallNeil Patrick Harris, Pam McKinnon, Sutton Foster & More Set for 92Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The 92Y has announced its Fall 2016 theater season, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Pam MacKinnon, Sutton Foster and more. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months EarlyGUYS AND DOLLS Revival to End West End Run Four Months Early
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

In a statement released today, producers of the current West End revival of GUYS AND DOLLS have announced that the show will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre four months earlier than originally scheduled (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Musically Brings Mad Men to Life OnstageBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Musically Brings Mad Men to Life Onstage
by Shari Barrett - Aug 1, 2016

Climbing the corporate ladder has always been easy for some and difficult for others. In 1961, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING explained the secrets of success included luck, charm, connections and a willingness to use those things to personal advantage. Fans of the TV show Mad Men will certainly feel right at home in the early 60's world of the advertising business complete with pastel dresses and flip style hairdos for the hard-working office girls designed by Donna Fritsche using styles straight out of a 1961 fashion magazine, as well as the brightly colored desks and set pieces designed by Sean Gray and Naomi Kasahara. Watch in amazement as J. Pierrepont Finch's meteoric rise from lowly window washer to high-powered executive happens just by following the steps presented in a business self-help book. If only it were really that easy… (more...)

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway to Continue Crown & Anchor Broadway SeriesLiz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway to Continue Crown & Anchor Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA with Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert. (more...)

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...)

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