Frank Loesser News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely TysonCynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

BWW Review: Janice Hall Captures the Grandeur and Humanity of Dietrich in GRAND ILLUSIONS RevivalBWW Review: Janice Hall Captures the Grandeur and Humanity of Dietrich in GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 19, 2016

'Without Dietrich, there would have been no Madonna...and no Gaga,' Janice Hall announced at the outset of her brilliant revival of GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH, the most recent installment of Stephen Hanks' New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Co-produced by Father Jeffrey R. Hamblin and flawlessly directed by Peter Napolitano, Hall's show---for which the former opera singer won both MAC and Bistro awards in 2011 and 2012, respectively---seamlessly weaves together the music and life of the enigmatic movie star and international cabaret sensation whose greatest creation, in Hall's words, 'was herself.' (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Being Classic in IsraelBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Being Classic in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 19, 2016

Immediately following a highly praised 6 months run at the Phoenix Theatre in London the production of Guys and Dolls went on an international tour starting with a week and a half in Israel, playing 11 shows at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals AnnouncedKaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next SummerBRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

Musicologist John Eaton Explores the Music of Composer Frank LoesserMusicologist John Eaton Explores the Music of Composer Frank Loesser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

"Jazz Masters with John Eaton" returns for The Alden in McLean's 2016-2017 Season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 with "Frank Loesser: A Most Remarkable Fellow." Tickets are $12 for the general public, $5 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2016

The production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre is now running through October 16, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - The Beginning of an (Almost!) All-Female Production of Guys and DollsBWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - The Beginning of an (Almost!) All-Female Production of Guys and Dolls
by Guest Blogger: Caroline Meredith - Sep 6, 2016

Hello Broadway World readers! I'm Caroline Meredith, a new student blogger here at BWW. I am a student at the Orange County School of the Arts, in Orange County, California (yep, as in Laguna Beach and The OC). The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is a public arts high school that offers conservatory programs in fields like Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music, Creative Writing, and many, many more! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - University of New Haven Theatre Program's 2016/2017 Season at a GlanceBWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - University of New Haven Theatre Program's 2016/2017 Season at a Glance
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Sep 6, 2016

School is back in session at the University of New Haven. One week of classes is officially in the books as we look forward to the rest of the semester that lies ahead of us. In the theatre department, we are particularly excited to begin the process for our Fall Production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town which is the first show of this season. We have an exciting season lined up so far and more announcements to come! (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert4th Wall Theatre Opens 20th Anniversary Season with GUYS and DOLLS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

4TH WALL THEATRE opens its 20th anniversary season with the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls in concert. The show features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The story 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.' The show has a limited run of September 30, and October 1, 2 at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/04/16 - Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLASTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/04/16 - Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2016

On 4 September 1991, New York City Opera opened their production of "The Most Happy Fella", a relatively little-known musical by Frank Loesser, whose more famed work includes Guys and Dolls. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED in Modern-day TheaterBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED in Modern-day Theater
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 2, 2016

'How often does it happen that a secretary's boss wants to marry her? Hallelujah!' These lyrics get to the heart of why shows like HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING can't possibly maintain relevance in modern theater. (more...)

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next WeekAsolo Rep's 2016-17 Season Single Tickets on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season single ticket sales begin September 8 for subscribers and donors and October 1 for the general public. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: Opening Night of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Marriott Theatre had its opening night last night, check out some brand new pictures of the cast below (more...)

Elementary Schools Selected for Disney Musicals in Schools Program with Dr. PhillipsElementary Schools Selected for Disney Musicals in Schools Program with Dr. Phillips
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the four local area elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the inaugural Disney Musicals in Schools program. Participating in the 2016 – 2017 school year are Bonneville Elementary (Orange County), Winegard Elementary (Orange County), Lake Orienta Elementary (Seminole County) and Kissimmee Elementary (Osceola County). At an Orientation event in January 2017, these schools will select the a Disney musical of their choice from the “KIDS” licensing collection. The rehearsals will officially start in January 2017, culminating with performances the following May. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art ChicagoHubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's return to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, May 10–14, 2017 in the Edlis Neeson Theater, located at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago. This marks the company's fourth appearance since 2012 on the MCA Stage; both previous danc(e)volve engagements as well as Princess Grace Awards: New Works have been dedicated to world premieres of contemporary dance, developed in collaboration with Hubbard Street's acclaimed ensemble, led by established and ascending choreographers.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 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. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

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...)

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