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: First Look Jamie Parker, Clare Foster and More in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester
by Roy Tan - Aug 19, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running now through 21 September 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Farmington Players' New Season to Include 'HOW TO SUCCEED,' LEADING LADIES & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Farmington Players' new season includes four compelling comedies: Arsenic & Old Lace, Leading Ladies, Miracle on South Division Street and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Rehearsals start today at The 5th Avenue Theatre for one singular sensation: the celebrated Broadway triumph, A Chorus Line. Kicking off the company's 2014/15 season, this thrilling 5th Avenue production has plucked fabulously talented dancers from many of Seattle's chorus lines and is putting them center stage, including Greg McCormick Allen, Taryn Darr, Gabriel Corey, Trina Mills, Mallory King, Connor Russell, Sarah Rose Davis, Taylor Niemeyer, Eric Esteb, and many others. The 5th is also pleased to welcome back Los Angeles triple-threat Chryssie Whitehead in the role of Cassie. Whitehead turned heads and shook audiences with her smoking performance of Lola in Damn Yankees. Broadway's Andrew Palermo makes his 5th Avenue debut as Zach. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Preacher's Son Plays Reverend Shaw Moore - David Ruprecht
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 05, 2014

'So here I am, a preacher's son, playing the preacher!' smiles David Ruprecht. The renowned star of television, film, and stage muses about his latest gig playing the Reverend Shaw Moore in Maine State Music Theatre's production of Footloose, which runs from August 6-23. Ruprecht's affinities for the part and this production are numerous. It is, first of all, directed and choreographed by his wife, Patti Colombo, an experience he says he finds 'very interesting because I never have worked with her as a director before, only once long ago as a choreographer.' Then there is the role of the charismatic and troubled Texas preacher who forbids dancing to the townsfolk of Bomont. 'My dad was a preacher [a Lutheran minister] in Florida, where I grew up, and he was very, very charismatic. Naturally, he wanted his son to become a preacher, too. I had all the talents, but not the calling, so I did the next best thing and became an actor. After all, both actors and preachers put on costumes and speak to large groups or people, and both have a little wine after the show,' he jokes mischievously. (more...)

BWW Interview: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Go Back to School with 'Unlimited' for Old Navy- Plus an Exclusive Song Premiere!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2014

The duo just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the launch of the song and you can check out what they had to say about their collaboration with Old Navy, which projects are coming up next, and so much more. Check out the exclusive premiere of the track and a special interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Marvelous Production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING by Stages St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Jul 27, 2014

The corporate business world of today is far removed from the tropes that abound in the musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and that's one of things that makes it so interesting and enjoyable to watch, particularly when it's a production as sharply staged and exuberantly performed as the current presentation by Stages St. Louis. This is the type of musical that this company really excels at, and the overall enthusiasm and energy expended on the stage of the Robert G. Reim Auditorium makes this show an absolute must-see! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Extends Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA In Concert, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On the heels of overwhelming critical acclaim and passionate audience response, Palm Beach Dramaworks has scheduled additional performances of Frank Loesser's achingly romantic musical The Most Happy Fella, starring William Michals. Originally slated to close on Sunday, July 27, the concert production will now continue at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis) through Sunday, August 3. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/21- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

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...)

BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Much Applause in Melbourne
by Brett Considine - Jul 21, 2014

The Production Company aims to showcase great shows performed by exceptional Australian talent. Their current offering of Guys and Dolls - the musical fable of Broadway - fulfils this aim. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic begins its 12th annual Bravo! Vail residency on Friday, July 18 with renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ocean State Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently won rave reviews for its current production of the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy Guys and Dolls, presents the musical through July 27. Below, check out a first look at the production! (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company Adds 7/26 GUYS AND DOLLS Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently won rave reviews for its current production of the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy Guys and Dolls is pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand, an additional matinee has been added on Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Inventive & Entertaining TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS Tumblr
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2014

An inventive and entertaining new Tumblr titled TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS imagining conversations between theatrical luminaries has recently been unveiled, providing fine and funny fodder for musical theatre fans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Rolls the Dice on GUYS AND DOLLS
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 13, 2014

Ocean State Theatre's production of GUYS AND DOLLS is sure to be a summertime hit for the Company. This staging has a solid foundation in the well-known tunes and colorful characters of Frank Loesser's Tony-Award-winning musical, and OSTC builds from there with a talented cast, sharp choreography, and smartly-designed scenery. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

Ben Nordstrom to Lead Stages St. Louis' 'HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS'; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the opening of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The witty comedy about climbing the corporate ladder (in record time!) will run July 18th through August 17that the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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