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Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call

Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser, a concert to benefit The Actors Fund took place last night, Monday, October 26, 2009 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The event was co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney, and hosted by Annette Bening, Kevin McCollum and Jonathan Tisch.

The evening was directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, Altar Boyz) with musical direction by Brad Haak (Mary Poppins).

Frank Loesser has been called the most versatile of all Broadway composers, having supplied both music and lyrics for such varied works as Guys & Dolls, Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

THE ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund, which supports actors and performers and everyone behind the scenes who works in theatre, film, TV, music, dance, radio and opera, is a safety net,
providing social services and emergency assistance, health services, employment and training programs and housing support for those who are in need, crisis or transition. Learn more about The Actors Fund at www.actorsfund.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
The program for the night's event

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Tyler Maynard, Paul Castree and the male ensemble

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Tyler Maynard, Paul Castree and the male ensemble

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Tyler Maynard, Paul Castree and the male ensemble

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
The Chance & Chemistry cast

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Michele Lee, Charles Busch, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Emily Loesser are cheered on by the ensemble

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Michele Lee, Charles Busch and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Michele Lee, Charles Busch and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
John Stamos, Charles Busch, Brian Stokes Mitchell and the ensemble

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch, Patrick Wilson and Julia Murney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Paul Castree, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch and Patrick Wilson

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney & Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald, Marc Kudisch and Patrick Wilson

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney & Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald and Marc Kudisch

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser, Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald, Marc Kusisch, Patrick Wilson and Julia Murney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Paul McCartney and Audra McDonald

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney

Photos: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Curtain Call
Jo Sullivan Loesser and Paul McCartney


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