Frank Loesser News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's GeniusExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical RecordingsGoodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)

World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017World Premiere CLUE Stage Adaptation and More Headed to Bucks County Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer, Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler are pleased to announce the Playhouse's 2017 subscription season. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for Revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Wilton's Music HallFinal Casting Announced for Revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

With only one month to go before Broadway smash hit How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying arrives in London, today the musical announces its fantastic full cast. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DCBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DC
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 13, 2017

How To Succeed has always been on my list of musicals to see, but hadn't gotten the opportunity to experience, until I saw the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC's production at the beautiful and ornate Lincoln Theater. The original Broadway show ran for fourteen hundred performances and picked up the Tony-Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962. The show has been revived several times on the Great White Way, including the 1995 production starring Matthew Broderick and the 2011 revival headlined by Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. (more...)

John Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALKJohn Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This week THEATER TALK spotlights the creators of the new original musical Kid Victory, currently at the Vineyard Theatre – librettist/lyricist Greg Pierce, composer/co-librettist John Kander, and one of the show's stars, Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Music Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATIONMusic Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the Inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 12 March.  (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE STORYStage Door Theatre presents THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE STORY
by Carol Kassie - Feb 21, 2017

Stage Door Theatre will present The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story, from February 24 though April 9 in the larger of their two theatres.    (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLSGangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 SeasonMilwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

BWW Review: A Standing Ovation for GUYS AND DOLLS at River Ridge High SchoolBWW Review: A Standing Ovation for GUYS AND DOLLS at River Ridge High School
by Peter Nason - Feb 13, 2017

Beautifully directed and full of life, this high school production of the iconic musical left audiences humming as they exited the theatre. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 SeasonFulton Theatre Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2017/2018 Season which includes the Premiere Mainstage Series, The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series in the Tell Studio Theatre, and the Eichmann Family Series. The season will follow an unprecedented season of record-breaking productions. Next season will continue to welcome returning and new audiences to distinctive high-caliber productions that continue the Fulton tradition of "Engaging Life Through Art." (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to LondonHOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today WILTON'S MUSIC HALL announces a revival of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opening for a limited run from 08 April. (more...)

Bill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON to Make West End Debut This SpringBill Rosenfield's 46 BEACON to Make West End Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Making its West End debut, 46 Beacon, a coming-of-age and coming-out play set in 1970's America, arrives at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season, running from 5 - 29 April 2017, with press night on 10 April, following a short run in 2015 at The Hope Theatre. (more...)

Dublin Jerome High School to Roll the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLSDublin Jerome High School to Roll the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

GUYS AND DOLLS, with book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling, and music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, based on story and characters by Damon Runyon, will play Dublin Jerome High School this March. (more...)

PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'PNC Pops to Welcome Best of Broadway for 'STANDING OVATIONS'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity RoomMarilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Feel the love this February at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room! The heart-stomping month of entertainment is highlighted by the return of the American music treasure, Marilyn Maye. Maye will dazzle audiences on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. In addition to Ms. Maye, throughout the month are features performances by Kathy Graham, Deirdre Finnegan, Paula Johns, Bob Egan and Michael Richard Kelly. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges. Marilyn Maye's performances must be reserved in advance. (more...)

Gay Men's Chorus Presents: HOW TO SUCCEED With LGBT CASTGay Men's Chorus Presents: HOW TO SUCCEED With LGBT CAST
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 24, 2017

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC is breaking ground as they announce their production of the classic musical 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' but with an LGBT twist.  An LGBT production of this famous show is to perform at the Lincoln Theater in our nation's capital on March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at located at 1215 U Street NW. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

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