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Joseph Weiss, Keeper of the Flame for Jule Styne & Frank Loesser, Dies at 71
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2023


Joseph Weiss, Jr. died in New York City on December 10, 2023. Read his full obituary here.

PAPERBOY World Premiere Musical to Begin Performances This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023


Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.

Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre To Present World Premiere Of PAPERBOY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2023


Manhattan School of Music's Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.

Broadway Press Agent Terry M. Lilly Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021


Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers  retired member Terry M. Lilly. Terry was a Press Agent on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across the country, who came into membership in September of 1977. He passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2021 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE Extends At North Coast Rep
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

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
by A.A. Cristi - 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
by Julie Musbach - 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
by A.A. Cristi - 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. 

McAnuff To Direct 'Guys and Dolls' On Broadway In Spring '09
by Faetra Petillo - 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.

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