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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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Frank Loesser News

Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male

by Jay Irwin - Feb 5, 2016

Dear Reader (It only seems appropriate to start this review off with that), sometimes a show comes along that feels like a no brainer. A show that's fairly bulletproof and if a theater does it well enough with enough pieces in place then it'll be a crowd pleaser. 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' is one of those shows. You're bound to walk away from it with something you enjoyed. Which brings me to the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre. They've managed to take this pleaser of a show so far beyond the bare minimum making this gem shine with so much brilliance that you may need sunglasses. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: It's Groundhog Day!  Celebrate With Robert Morse and Rudy ValleeVIDEO FLASHBACK: It's Groundhog Day! Celebrate With Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee
by Michael Dale - Feb 2, 2016

It wasn't mere coincidence that Rudy Vallee was singing a college fight song in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. (more...)

BWW Review: Candlelight Pavilion Lights Up GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Review: Candlelight Pavilion Lights Up GUYS AND DOLLS
by Don Grigware - Jan 26, 2016

Guys and Dolls/music & lyrics by Frank Loesser/book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows/based on stories by Damon Runyon/directed by John LaLonde/Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Claremont/through February 27 (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. T (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for SMTC's 2016-17 SeasonKISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for SMTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Now in its sixth year, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is pleased to announce its upcoming productions at their home at Tempe Center for the Arts for 2016-2017. In addition to the already announced Hello, Dolly! which opens February 3 - 6, 2016 the company is expanding its programming to include some fresh and exciting productions: (more...)

Tim Draxl to Bring ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME to the Slide LoungeTim Draxl to Bring ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME to the Slide Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The internationally award-winning cabaret artist Tim Draxl returns to the cabaret stage on Thursday 18 February for one night only at Slide Lounge in his new show ONCE UPON ANOTHER TIME as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations. (more...)

BWW Review: Karen Oberlin Presents Captivating Revival Of Frank Loesser Tribute Show As One Of 'Cabaret's Greatest Hits' at Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Karen Oberlin Presents Captivating Revival Of Frank Loesser Tribute Show As One Of 'Cabaret's Greatest Hits' at Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jan 15, 2016

Karen Oberlin's original performance of Heart & Soul: The Songs of Frank Loesser in 2010 (Loesser's Centennial celebration year) at The Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room earned her a MAC Award nomination for “Best Major Artist” (as well as an award for the Live CD) and sterling reviews. Hence, the show's inclusion in Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly Metropolitan Room series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (which launched last August and runs through 2016). Oberlin's captivating performance Wednesday evening showcased not only her acknowledged prowess with plumy ballads, but also her flair for comedy and an aptitude that handles nuanced jazz with seamless transitions. The vocalist was joined by her original collaborators, Musical Director Jon Weber on piano and Sean Smith on bass, while the show was directed by the piece's original helmsman, Eric Michael Gillett. (more...)

BWW Interview: Surfside Players' Bryan Bergeron Chats GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Interview: Surfside Players' Bryan Bergeron Chats GUYS AND DOLLS
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 14, 2016

There are few titles in the American Musical cannon that are as beloved as GUYS AND DOLLS. The show about loveable gangsters and gamblers in 1920s and 30s New York has been thrilling audiences around the world since 1950. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, GUYS AND DOLLS is often held up beside MY FAIR LADY and GYPSY as the epitome of the musical theatre artform. Beginning Friday, January 22nd, the Surfside Players in Cocoa Beach will mount a production of the classic musical, helmed by director Bryan Bergeron. Recently, I had the chance to exchange emails with Bergeron to discuss the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Everything Has a Season! Erik Altemus Talks His 'Season' of PIPPIN, at The McCallumBWW Interview: Everything Has a Season! Erik Altemus Talks His 'Season' of PIPPIN, at The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 12, 2016

Pippin, Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical drops in at The McCallum Theatre for a week long engagement, January 12-17. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin 'lifts you up and leaves you smiling', say press notes. Directed by Diane Paulus, the revival of Pippin won four 2013 Tony Awards® including 'Best Musical Revival' and has been hailed as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza' (NY1). Erik Altemus originated the role of Lewis in the Broadway revival and is now on the road, reprising his role, in this national touring iteration. I had the opportunity to chat with Erik about the production and 'all things Erik'. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation. (more...)

MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative CauldronMONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative Cauldron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Creative Cauldron will premiere MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI, a new musical written by Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner. The production will run from January 28th through February 21st, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church.  Press Night is Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater to present GUYS & DOLLS, 1/28-2/28Pittsburgh Public Theater to present GUYS & DOLLS, 1/28-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Brimming with song & dance, comedy & romance, gamblers & chorus girls, the unforgettable Guys & Dolls starts the year at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Ted Pappas directs and choreographs the Great American Musical running January 28 - February 28, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. Guys & Dolls is presented by Highmark. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's GUYS & DOLLSReview Roundup: West End's GUYS & DOLLS
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2016

The West End transfer of GUYS & DOLLS opened at the Savoy Theatre on January 6, for a limited run through March 12. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker reprise their roles as Miss Adelaide and Sky Masterson, with David Haig as Nathan Detroit and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

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BWW TV Exclusive: Norm Lewis Wants to Know What You're Doing This New Year's EveBWW TV Exclusive: Norm Lewis Wants to Know What You're Doing This New Year's Eve
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 31, 2015

Just last week, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed Norm Lewis for his holiday engagement- 'Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas.' The all-new show featured Lewis putting his mark on holiday classics, plus some of the songs that Lewis is best known for, and some surprises you would never expect to hear him sing. Since it's the last day of 2015, we're bringing you an extra-special treat. Below, check out Norm's full performance of 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series- Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews John Jiler and Georgia Stitt About BIG RED SUNBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series- Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews John Jiler and Georgia Stitt About BIG RED SUN
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Dec 22, 2015

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next MonthCabaret Legend Marilyn Maye to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last May, award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Marilyn Maye Sings Mercer & More, on Thursday, January 28 (8 p.m.) and Friday, January 29 (8 p.m.). Maye will pay tribute to renowned lyricist Johnny Mercer ('Moon River,' 'One for My Baby (and One More for the Road),' 'That Old Black Magic').  (more...)

BWW Review: Well-Strung Make the Holidays Brighter with A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMASBWW Review: Well-Strung Make the Holidays Brighter with A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS
by David Clarke - Dec 12, 2015

Well-Strung, the celebrated boy band string quartet, are gleefully following in the footsteps of their predecessors. With A Well-Strung Christmas, the charming foursome gives plenty of reasons for us all to put aside our copies of New Kids on the Block's Merry, Merry Christmas and 'N SYNC's Home For Christmas. They also leave us asking Santa to turn this show into an album in time for Christmas 2016 too. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The WallisBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 11, 2015

Luck has nothing to do with it. Mary Zimmerman's GUYS AND DOLLS is a well thought out, surprisingly fresh reinvention of one of the best golden age musicals ever written. The charming production just concluded a 9-month run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and can now be seen on stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through December 20. It is the second musical to make such a transition following last December's enchanting Into the Woods, also directed by Zimmerman. Let us hope the tradition will continue. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony OrchestraBrian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - Dec 10, 2015

'Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell is THE highlight of this holiday season. (more...)

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