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ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE Extends At North Coast Rep Photo ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE Extends At North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

North Coast Repertory Theatre has extended through August 11th its highly successful World Premiere of ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, a rollicking musical with book by Mark Saltzman, reuniting the talents of songwriter Frank Loesser and author Damon Runyon, creators of the legendary Guys and Dolls. In Dice, three classic Runyon stories are intertwined with hits from the Loesser songbook, including "Heart and Soul," "I Hear Music," "Two Sleepy People," and "Let's Get Lost," performed by iconic Damon Runyon gangland characters.

BWW Interview: Playwright Mark Saltzman's A Runyonesque Accomplice In ANOTHER ROLL OF Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Mark Saltzman's A Runyonesque Accomplice In ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE
by Gil Kaan - Jul 3, 2019

Emmy-winning writer Mark Saltzman will be back on the theatrical boards with the world premiere of his ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, beginning July 10, 2019 at the North Coast Rep Theatre. Mark has based ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, his companion piece to GUYS AND DOLLS, on the short stories of Damon Runyon and the time-tested songs of Frank Loesser. Lady Lucky gave me the chance to pick Mark's prolific brain on his long road to Runyonland, as well as, on a significant Sesame Street event.

Photo Flash: Remembering Jo Sullivan Loesser Photo Photo Flash: Remembering Jo Sullivan Loesser
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Elizabeth Josephine 'Jo' Sullivan Loesser passed away yesterday, April 28, from heart failure in her New York City Home. She was 91 years old.

Kenny Ingram Stars In SHANE BOY DARLING, Opening 10/22 at Ruth Page Center Photo Kenny Ingram Stars In SHANE BOY DARLING, Opening 10/22 at Ruth Page Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to present Shane Boy Darling, Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. A one-man musical concert reading written and starring Kenny Ingram with music and lyrics by Peter Candela. General admission tickets are $25. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, and students over 18. Subject Matter Not Suitable for under 18.   

Nadine Wong Named to The American Theatre Wing Board Of Trustees Photo Nadine Wong Named to The American Theatre Wing Board Of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) announced today that Nadine Wong has been appointed to the Board of Trustees after having served on the Advisory Committee.

GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to The Majestic This Summer Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to The Majestic This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Lyric Stage will close its twenty-fifth season with 1951?s Best Musical Tony Award winner, Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows' Broadway masterpiece GUYS AND DOLLS, in association with SMU Meadows School of the Arts. 

Jo Sullivan Loesser to Host 54 SINGS HOW TO SUCCEED at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tony nominee Jo Sullivan Loesser, widow of composer Frank Loesser, has signed on to host Feinstein's/54 Below all star concert of 54 Sings How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on June 5th, 2016. Ms. Loesser received a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. In recent years, Loesser has received great acclaim as a cabaret and recoding artist.

New York Philharmonic to Feature Frank Loesser Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The New York Philharmonic presents Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, a celebration of the late legendary Broadway composer of Where's Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Directed and conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the evening will feature an all-star cast that includes Ann Hampton Callaway, Victoria Clark, Robert Morse, Bryn Terfel, a special appearance by Loesser's widow and leading lady Jo Sullivan Loesser, and others to be announced. The program will be choreographed by Andrew Palermo.

New York Philharmonic to Feature Frank Loesser Tribute in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

The New York Philharmonic will present Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, a celebration of the late legendary Broadway composer of Where's Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Directed and conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the evening will feature an all-star cast that includes Ann Hampton Callaway, Victoria Clark, Robert Morse, Bryn Terfel, a special appearance by Loesser's widow and leading lady Jo Sullivan Loesser, and others to be announced. The program will be choreographed by Andrew Palermo.

Review - Broadway Originals: Matinee Ladies
by Ben Peltz - Oct 24, 2010

'Let's see if we can do this without a microphone,' peeped Jo Sullivan Loesser, as she prepared to fill the 1,495-seat Town Hall with 'Somebody, Somewhere,' which she introduced in the 1956 original Broadway production of The Most Happy Fella.  While the age of the widow of the great Frank Loesser is a fact you'll not find via Google, let's just say she's a few decades beyond the point where audiences would expect to hear such lovely, expressive and, yes, loud soprano tones from an unamplified voice.  The house, still and silent for those few minutes of bliss, finally erupted with appreciative cheers for the brief reminder of a time when all Broadway musicals were sung that way.

AUDIO: Jo Sullivan Loesser Talks Daniel Radcliffe & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2010

Jo Loesser, Frank Loesser's widow, recently sat down to talk on the Leonard Lopate Show about the legendary composer and lyricist among other things.

Centennial Celebration Of Frank Loesser Actors Fund Benefit Concert 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser, a concert to benefit The Actors Fund will take place at a Broadway theatre to be announced on Monday, October 26, 2009. The event will be co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney.

FOR LOVERS ONLY Cast To Celebrate Frank Loesser's 99th Birthday 6/29 AT New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2009

This Monday, June 29 would have been the 99th birthday of legendary composer/lyricist Frank Loesser. The company of the new hit Off-Broadway musical FOR LOVERS ONLY (Love Songs...Nothing But Love Songs) is preparing a special celebration of this renowned American icon. In attendance Monday evening will be Loesser's widow, Jo Sullivan Loesser, original leading lady of his lushly romantic Broadway classic, 'The Most Happy Fella.' Monday's performance of FOR LOVERS ONLY will begin at 7 p.m.

FOR LOVERS ONLY Cast To Celebrate Frank Loesser's 99th Birthday 6/29 AT New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2009

This Monday, June 29 would have been the 99th birthday of legendary composer/lyricist Frank Loesser. The company of the new hit Off-Broadway musical FOR LOVERS ONLY (Love Songs...Nothing But Love Songs) is preparing a special celebration of this renowned American icon. In attendance Monday evening will be Loesser's widow, Jo Sullivan Loesser, original leading lady of his lushly romantic Broadway classic, 'The Most Happy Fella.' Monday's performance of FOR LOVERS ONLY will begin at 7 p.m.

Centennial Celebration Of Frank Loesser Actors Fund Benefit Concert 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2009

Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser, a concert to benefit The Actors Fund will take place at a Broadway theatre to be announced on Monday, October 26, 2009. The event will be co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney.

McAnuff To Direct 'Guys and Dolls' On Broadway In Spring '09
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2008

Today it was announced that GUYS AND DOLLS will open on Broadway for the first time in 17 years in the spring of 2009 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, this production is the first joint Broadway project by director Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo since Jersey Boys.

Frank Loesser's Daughter Hannah Dies at 44
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2007

HANNAH LOESSER, beloved daughter of Broadway composer Frank Loesser and singer Jo Sullivan Loesser, died in New York City Thursday, January 25th, of Cancer. She was 44 years old.

American Theatre Wing Announces Grants to 48 NYC Not-For Profit - Theatre Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2004

The AMERICAN THEATRE WING has announced the New York not-for-profit theatre companies and support organizations receiving grants form ATW this year.