Frank Loesser News

 

Frank Loesser News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 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...)

BWW Review: GCT Performs a Rollicking GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Review: GCT Performs a Rollicking GUYS AND DOLLS
by Don Grigware - Sep 1, 2015

My first association with musical composer Frank Loesser was as an actor in the 70s in a revue of his music. I played Sky Masterson of Guys and Dolls and sang a duet of 'I've Never Been In Love Before'. I came to realize quite rapidly how lovely his music is and how well he manages to capture the moment of genuine emotion within a song. Upon seeing Guys and Dolls several times since, I have been awestruck as well by Abe Burrows and Joe Swerling's ability to take Damon Runyon's New York Broadway characters from the 20s and blow them up into something overwhelmingly moving and appealing. The two worlds of sin and redemption have never been connected so naturally, cleverly and colorfully nor with such style and panache. Now at GCT, the cast give their all to Loesser's Runyonesque romp and it comes up a surefire hit. (more...)

Central Florida Community Arts' GUYS AND DOLLS Begins Next WeekCentral Florida Community Arts' GUYS AND DOLLS Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Central Florida Community Arts presents their 5th annual Summer Broadway Season production, Guys and Dolls, September 10 & 11, 2015. Based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, this concert-style production of Guys and Dolls is directed by Rob Lott, with music direction by Jacob Haines, assistant direction by Ashley Willsey, choreography by Katherine Rivera, and is produced by Joshua Vickery through CFCArts. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 30, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Saturday Night Fever Reunion Concert; Anthony Rapp: Unplugged; 54 Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Barrett Weed; and 54 Sings Guys and Dolls. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart StyleBWW Review: Mark Nadler Launches New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room In Tempestuous, Hilarious, Whip-Smart Style
by Alix Cohen - Aug 29, 2015

Back in January, BroadwayWorld's lead cabaret reviewer Stephen Hanks announced he was giving up critiquing shows to start his own company, Cabaret Life Productions, through which he would publicize, promote, and help book cabaret performers, and also produce cabaret shows. Hanks' first major production out of the box is a monthly series at the Metropolitan Room called New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, that features talented artists recreating award-winning or highly-praised shows we wish we'd seen--a really good idea. Hanks' series launched Wednesday night with Mark Nadler's award-winning 2003 show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians). The Metropolitan Room was filled to the gills and abuzz with anticipation, as most of the audience was only familiar with the show's second-hand praise and/or the CD version of Nadler's performance. (more...)

BWW Review: TexARTS Brings GUYS AND DOLLS to Life in LakewayBWW Review: TexARTS Brings GUYS AND DOLLS to Life in Lakeway
by Michelle Hache - Aug 21, 2015

Playing at the Kam and James Morris Theatre in Lakeway, TexARTS presents the all-time audience favorite, GUYS AND DOLLS from August 14-23. Based on The Idylls of Sarah Brown by Damon Runyon, Frank Loesser's GUYS AND DOLLS takes us on a journey back in time to Broadway's Golden Era, and renowned director Kasey RT Graham has done a fine job bringing this Broadway classic to life. (more...)

Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Executive producer Tim Dietlein and the Glendale Centre Theatre continue their exciting 68th season with the Broadway classic, GUYS AND DOLLS. Performances are August 28th - October 10th. (more...)

LOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit RockwellLOVE BOAT's Jill Whelan & UBN Personality Alexander Rodriguez Hit Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Radio show co-hosts Jill Whelan (Love Boat, Airplane, Celebrity Wife Swap) and Alexander Rodriguez (Happy Hour) from Universal Broadcasting Network's newest show "On The Rocks" will hit the stage on August 24th debuting their new duet cabaret show, 'Musical Madness!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your co-hosts featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 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...)

54 Below to Celebrate Film Scores with BACK TO THE FUTURE, Meryl Streep Tribute Concerts54 Below to Celebrate Film Scores with BACK TO THE FUTURE, Meryl Streep Tribute Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below will celebrate some of our favorite movie scores and songs through live performances, performed by some of Broadway and cabaret's most luminary talents. (more...)

Julie Reyburn To Revive Award-Winning FATE IS KIND For New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 9/14Julie Reyburn To Revive Award-Winning FATE IS KIND For New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

For the first time in 15 years, cabaret star Julie Reyburn brings back her award-winning show, Fate Is Kind, to a New York nightclub stage when she performs the classic at the Metropolitan Room on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm as part of the new monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks' Cabaret Life Productions with cabaret supporter Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD as Associate Producer. [Reyburn's show will follow the Series launch on August 26 at 7 pm with Mark Nadler's critically acclaimed Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award.] Reyburn and her celebrated Musical Director Mark Janas (Producer of the Award-Winning Open-Mic show Salon) introduced Fate Is Kind in February 2000 at The Singer's Forum as a benefit cabaret for their scholarship program. It then moved to Judy's Chelsea in March 2000 for its official cabaret debut, and the show ran off and on there for most of the year. Fate Is Kind world earn Reyburn MAC and Bistro Awards in 2001 for "Outstanding Female Cabaret Debut." (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 12th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 12th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Idina Menzel and Broadway In Chicago will shake Millennium Park this weekend! The Improvised Sondheim Project, the 'Grease' sing-along and 'Urinetown' have two performances, while 'H2$,' 'Miss Saigon' and 'South Pacific' each play three weekends. Plus dueling 'Spamalot's, and the sixth anniversary of 'The Showtune Mosh Pit!' (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces New Pricing for 87th Mainstage SeasonLong Beach Playhouse Announces New Pricing for 87th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On September 26, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 87th Mainstage Season with lower ticket prices for Friday night shows. Instead of paying $24, the Friday night single ticket price will be $20. (more...)

Liz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This MonthLiz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The RRazz Room New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road New Hope PA, presents Happily Ever Laughter featuring LIZ CALLAWAY and JASON GRAAE and Alex Rybeck, Musical Director, Saturday, August 15. (more...)

Josh Young, Cady Huffman & More Set For GUYS & DOLLS At 54 Below, 9/6Josh Young, Cady Huffman & More Set For GUYS & DOLLS At 54 Below, 9/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2015

May luck be a lady at 54 Below! (more...)

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...)

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