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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
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GUYS AND DOLLS at TexARTSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GUYS AND DOLLS at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Fremont Street Theater Company's 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Opens 8/7Fremont Street Theater Company's 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Opens 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Now under new ownership, the Fremont Street Theater Company proudly returns with its annual summer production - this year, the Tony-Award winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The show opens at 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 7, at historic Cutting Hall in Palatine and will run the two weekends of August 7-9 and 14-16 for a total of eight performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A WONDROUS TALE Of GUYS AND THEIR DOLLSBWW Reviews: A WONDROUS TALE Of GUYS AND THEIR DOLLS
by Kristen Morale - Aug 2, 2015

The Chatham Drama Guild, established eighty-four years ago and boasting one of the only truly volunteer managed community theater groups on the Cape, continues its summer season with Guys and Dolls, the well-known tale of gamblers-by-trade Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson and their 'dolls' in the midst of Detroit's permanent floating crap game - all in the heart of 1950's New York City. The Directed by Pam Banas and musically directed by Charlie Gregson, Guild has succeeded in bringing to a Cape Cod audience a very heartfelt, genuine production of this classic musical which does well as well to capture the psychological and emotion angst of the characters as it does the tender and hopeful nature of those same individuals in the midst of falling in love - that is, in love with something other than their chance-based lives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Jul 27, 2015

Marcus Goldhaber wears his mantle lightly. Emulating such as Chet Baker, Hoagy Carmichael, and Fred Astaire—those artists who most often sounded nonchalant, yet polished-- the vocalist offers pared down (not simplistic) interpretations of American Songbook/jazz numbers with emotional translucence, as well as authoring his own fine contributions to the oeuvre. I dare you to distinguish those from songs originating in the 1940s and 1950s. With Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street at 54 Below (July 25), Goldhaber takes us on a personal walking tour of musical influence. Material is varied yet sustains a distinct style. The vocalist is unhurried (even when up-tempo), mindful of lyrics, and elegantly restrained. He seems comfortable on stage and refreshingly sincere. (more...)

ReGroup to Stage Reading of THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED Next WeekReGroup to Stage Reading of THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Join the ReGroup in the 1920's Napa-Valley vineyards! (more...)

Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents the legendary Broadway blockbuster Guys and Dolls on the MainStage starting July 31. Based upon characters and stories by Damon Runyon, and memorialized in film by the likes of Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, Weston's production features a requisite all-star cast and an iconic score which includes some of Broadway's most memorable songs, such as "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.'  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This AugustCast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th SeasonBRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 67th season of Gallery Players. One of the oldest and longest running theaters in central Ohio, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances showcasing a variety of Jewish perspectives and concerns. The 2015-2016 season will feature four crowd-pleasing classic, or soon-to-be classic, plays ranging from comedic introspection to absorbing drama, all linked by their connection to New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

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: With His Intimate Frank Sinatra Tribute Show at the Metropolitan Room, RICHARD MALAVET Raises His Vocal GameBWW Reviews: With His Intimate Frank Sinatra Tribute Show at the Metropolitan Room, RICHARD MALAVET Raises His Vocal Game
by John Hoglund - Jul 19, 2015

Near the end of his exceptional new show, Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra at the Metropolitan Room, Richard Malavet recalls famed radio personality William B. Williams who once said: "Frank Sinatra is the most imitated, most listened to, most recognized voice of the 20th century." Williams did not exaggerate. Consequently, in this centennial year of Sinatra's birth, there will be many observations of the man known as "The Voice." For his tribute to Sinatra, Malavet did his homework. In this meticulously researched, respectful homage, he turns his talents to the more personalized aspects of the pop star's recording years, from 1939-1968, when musically, Sinatra became synonymous with songs of heartache and loneliness. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE & More Set for Bergen County Players' 2015-16 SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE & More Set for Bergen County Players' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

 Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2015-16 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 83rd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with the Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

MARK NADLER Set As First Performer in New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 8/26MARK NADLER Set As First Performer in New Monthly Series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

For diehard cabaret fans and lovers of live music, there's nothing like experiencing a classic show once again or seeing an award winning 'blast from the past' for the first time. That's how cabaret show producer and publicist Stephen Hanks felt and so through his new company, Cabaret Life Productions, he's launching a new monthly series at New York's Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) titled New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Hanks wanted the cream of the New York cabaret crop to open the series and tapped veteran cabaret star Mark Nadler, who the New York Times critic Stephen Holden has called 'Mr. Show Business' and 'an immensely talented latter-day Al Jolson.' On August 26 (7-8:30 pm), Nadler will perform his critically acclaimed show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award for 'Raising Standards of Cabaret Performance,' and received MAC and Nightlife Award Nominations for 'Outstanding Performance in a Major Engagement.' (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, PYGMALION & More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 87th Mainstage SeasonA RAISIN IN THE SUN, PYGMALION & More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 87th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

On September 26, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 87th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a celebration of authors and their finest works with classics including Pygmalion, The Mousetrap, A Raisin in the Sun and Around the World in 80 Days. The season opens with Lanford Wilson's comedy classic, Hot L Baltimore on September 26, 2015. The season curtain falls on August 6, 2016 with the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In between are six plays, including a two-weekend run of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This SummerBayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS hit the Broadway stage in 1950 and was soon considered 'the perfect musical comedy.' With timeless music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a clever, seamless book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the musical has seen success since it first opened. GUYS AND DOLLS promises heartfelt and hilarious entertainment in Bayou City Theatrics' upcoming production, which runs July 17 through August 2 at The Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's 40th Anniversary production of Guys and Dolls on the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicholas Rodriguez Brings THE FIRST TIME to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Nicholas Rodriguez Brings THE FIRST TIME to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the NYC club debut of Nicholas Rodriguez in "The First Time," a CD release celebration. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Enchants at Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Enchants at Wolf Trap
by Emma Kouguell - Jun 24, 2015

An evening with - the only - six-time Tony Award recipient Audra McDonald is more than listening to her rich, versatile voice sing both older and more recent treasures. Ms. McDonald chooses songs that have strong stories both for her and within the song itself. Her ability to capture these narratives through her voice is one of the many reasons Ms. McDonald is such a brilliant actress and singer. The opportunity to see Ms. McDonald work her magic live is enchanting, to say the least. (more...)

NEWSIES' Adam Kaplan Leads Flat Rock Playhouse's 'HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS', Beginning TonightNEWSIES' Adam Kaplan Leads Flat Rock Playhouse's 'HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS', Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2015 season will continue with the Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which will run from tonight, June 17th, through July 12th on the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Stage GUYS & DOLLS, 7/15-25PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Stage GUYS & DOLLS, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical 'Guys & Dolls' July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. (more...)

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