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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
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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Kravis Center to Present GUYS & DOLLS on New Year's EveKravis Center to Present GUYS & DOLLS on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway's golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon's comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. GUYS AND DOLLS takes the stage for one night only at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts December 31 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through MusicBWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through Music
by Billie Roe - Dec 17, 2014

The month of December has always been an emotional time of the year, especially for our military families; a period to deeply reflect on family and country. Over the past few months in New York cabaret, a few performers have offered up musical testimony on wars, patriotism, and US military veterans. Recently, two singers fairly new to the cabaret scene--Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton--staged shows saluting the brave men and women who serve our country now and in the past. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Board of Directors along with Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, have announced the 2015 Season of spectacular shows. (more...)

Vorschau auf den Openair-Muscialsommer 2015Vorschau auf den Openair-Muscialsommer 2015
by Iris Moebius - Dec 15, 2014

Der Winter hat gerade erst begonnen, aber die Freilichtbuhnen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz blicken schon auf den nachsten Sommer. Viele der Openair-Theater in der Region fuhren auch 2015 wieder Musicals auf und haben bereits die Spielplane fur den kommenden Sommer veroffentlicht. Auf dem Programm stehen Klassiker wie Cabaret und Singin' in the Rain, aber auch Deutschlandpremieren wie Zorro und selten gespielte Musicals wie Der Geheime Garten und Das Lacheln einer Sommernacht. Vielerorts auch hat bereits der Vorverkauf begonnen. Damit ihr euch die besten Platze sichern und Ausfluge planen konnt, gibt es hier eine Übersicht uber einen Großteil der Freilicht-Musicals im Sommer 2015. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Shirley Bassey Performs Sondheim & Rodgers At 2014 Royal Variety PerformanceShirley Bassey Performs Sondheim & Rodgers At 2014 Royal Variety Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 8, 2014

Shirley Bassey stops the show with Sondheim and more! (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS TonightMarilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, is proud to announce that cabaret legend Marilyn Maye will kick off the Holiday Season for WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 on Thursday, December 4 at 7PM only with a special appearance in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: The Songs of Hugh Martin, a centennial celebration of the Hollywood and Broadway songwriter best known for Meet Me in St. Louis and Best Foot Forward. Marilyn Maye joins Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Minda Larsen, Marissa Mulder, Sigali, Melissa Ritz, Molly Ryan, Dan Levinson, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli and the vocal group Duchess in an evening conceived and hosted by Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald. Musical Director for the evening will be Tedd Firth. (more...)

The Grand 1894 Opera House to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 1/31The Grand 1894 Opera House to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Grand 1894 Opera House hosts two performances of the legendary Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3 pm and 8 pm. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 28, 2014

Marking 27 days until Christmas, today we pay tribute to an instantly recognizable Oscar-winning seasonal selection penned by Golden Age Broadway and Hollywood music master Frank Loesser, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2014

Today in 1950, Guys and Dolls opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1200 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of CabaretBWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of Cabaret
by Billie Roe - Nov 22, 2014

Every year, despite a litany of warnings they come to the Big Apple with big dreams. Warnings like: “You have to pay your dues.” “It's a tough business, kid.” “How are you going to survive?” There's no such thing as an overnight success, yet still they come to be at “the top of the heap,” as Kander and Ebb so eloquently put it. The four young performers featured here haven't yet vaulted to the top of the cabaret heap, but they've certainly made their marks with excellent shows during 2014, while exhibiting the potential to get there. The spotlight is already shining on Chrysten Peddie, Angela Dirksen, Rembert Block, and Kristoffer Lowe. (more...)

John Schneider & Tom Wopat Set for Barnes & Noble Performance, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CD Signing, 12/3John Schneider & Tom Wopat Set for Barnes & Noble Performance, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CD Signing, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

John Schneider and Tom Wopat -- the original stars of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' -- will appear at Barnes & Noble for a special in-store performance and CD signing to celebrate their new album Home for Christmas on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 PM. The special holiday recording, which is currently available from D13 Entertainment in stores and online, commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show. (more...)

The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's annual tradition, "A Goyishe Christmas to You!" returns Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. at HENRY's Restaurant as part of the 2014-15 NYFOS After Hours cabaret series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Herbert Paine - Nov 10, 2014

Theater Works' revival of H2$ features some fine turns by Joshua Vern, Michael Schwenke, Jeffrey Middleton and Osiris Cuen in a crowd-pleasing but uneven production. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 10, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Palace Theatre! (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS JR. Opens this Weekend at Columbia Children's TheatreGUYS & DOLLS JR. Opens this Weekend at Columbia Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Often called the "greatest American musical," Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' Guys and Dolls is undoubtedly a classic. Columbia Children's Theatre will present this YouTheatre production Nov. 14-16 with shows Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are $10 regular admission and $8 for active military and seniors with proper ID. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended, and may be purchased securely on-line at ?columbiachildrenstheatre.com. All shows take place at Columbia Children's Theatre on the second floor of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in Forest Acres. CCT's 2014 YouTheatre season is sponsored by Staymobile. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Faith Prince Charms Kennedy Center Audience in Solo CabaretBWW Reviews: Faith Prince Charms Kennedy Center Audience in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 3, 2014

Polished and engaging, this cabaret proved one to remember. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Riverdale Repertory Company's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGPhoto Flash: First Look- Riverdale Repertory Company's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

"Mad Men" meets Broadway as the Riverdale Repertory Company presentS the classic musical comedy about big business in the 1960s, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for six performances only, November 1-16, 2014. Check out the photos below! (more...)

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