Perfectly Frank

Opened: November 30, 1980
Closing: December 13, 1980

Perfectly Frank - 1980 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

In a framework of reminiscences by Jo Sullivan (Frank Loesser’s widow), the cast performs from his catalogue of songs.

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BWW Interview: Keith Pinto of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Unleashes His Inner Vaudevillian by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019

Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL: A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES, Mirth, Marvel and Maud by Gary Naylor - Sep 26, 2018

If you have never heard of Jacques Brel, this show serves as a useful introduction to his life and work, but it lacks the confident execution his songs demand.

Second Annual Liverpool Theatre Festival Hailed A Roaring Success by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021

The second annual Liverpool Theatre Festival has been hailed a roaring success after attracting an audience of 2,700 theatregoers across 12 days.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Announces Christmas Programming by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2020

Today, Liverpool Philharmonic announces its much-anticipated Christmas Programme, a celebration of the season for all ages.

JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT Set for Segerstrom This Winter by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles.

BWW Review: PLAID TIDINGS, Bridge House Theatre by Gary Naylor - Nov 29, 2018

Plaid Tidings is a show full of grand old Christmas songs delivered beautifully by four gifted vocalists.

BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Kenny Solms' BITS Memoir! by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2016

If variety is the spice of life, Kenny Solms has tasted great success. Touted in his hometown newspaper as 'Philadelphia's funniest person,' he began his career in New York, where he teamed up with New York University classmate Gail Parent to create material for Leonard Sillman's last Broadway revue New Faces, and sketches for New York's famed Upstairs at the Downstairs. His collaboration with Ms. Parent climaxed with their co-creation of the now legendary Emmy award winning The Carol Burnett Show.

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Attends 17th Annual Glam Awards by Tyler Peterson - Nov 25, 2015

Paul Pecorino, currently starring in the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, was a special celebrity presenter at the 17th Annual Glam Awards on November 18th, where he appeared as his imperious (and uber glam) RUTHLESS! character, Sylvia St. Croix. The Glam Awards, hosted by Bianca Del Rio, honor the brightest stars in NYC gay nightlife and over 400 guests were in attendance. 

Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More to Tribute Jerry Herman at The Berman by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage aux Follies are some examples of composer Jerry Herman's ability to light up Broadway. The music of this legendary lyricist, and one of Broadway's most beloved icons, will light up The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, December 9.

Seasonal Shows Announced At The Epstein Theatre by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

Liverpool's Epstein Theatre reopens its doors next month – and the much-loved venue is promising audiences a season full of sparkling entertainment to mark its return.

BIRDLAND Jazz Club to Present Gravitte in New Residency Show, 'Debbie Plus One' by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Her special guests for May 9 will include NaTasha Yvette Williams (Waitress), Christian Thompson (Ain’t Too Proud), and Hayley Podschun (Wicked), in addition to students from the Manhattan School of Music. Each show has a $40 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.

Next Phase Of Shows Announced For Liverpool Theatre Festival Summer 2023 by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2023

The next phase of shows for the fourth annual Liverpool Theatre Festival have been announced and include a tribute to music powerhouse Gladys Knight, a comedy murder mystery, and a William Shakespeare play for children. 

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents A Toast to Steve & Eydie by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents A Toast to Steve & Eydie, featuring one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte alongside David Lawrence, the son of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, two of the music industry’s most celebrated recording artists and performers. 

THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE Star Paul Pecorino to Appear On 'State Of The Arts' Tomorrow by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Paul Pecorino, currently starring as Jane opposite Reb Eco as Tarzan in the new seven-part miniseries THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE, will be this week's special guest on the popular radio talk show “State of the Arts” on WPKN (89.5 FM) tomorrow (Friday) at 12:40 PM.

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at

Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ to Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Karen Mason in her show “Kander & Ebb…And All That Jazz” on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. The evening honors John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Tony Award-winning songwriters behind Broadway’s Cabaret, Chicago and more.

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center.

Broadway Star Don Correia Joins DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2023

Broadway fans are in for a treat this week as legendary Broadway star and dancer Don Correia is set to appear on “Doris Dear's Gurl Talk” on the BroadwayOnDemand streaming network. The episode will be available for streaming starting this week.

Birdland to Present Debbie Gravitte in Residency, Featuring Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & Harvey Fierstein by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte in a special residency “Debbie Plus One” starting Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM. Gravitte has been in theater long enough to have made some very special friends, and she welcomes Stephen Schwartz (April 11), Marc Shaiman (May 9), and Harvey Fierstein (September 12).

Birdland Announces April 2022 Schedule by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Coco Peru to Present BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

BIRDLAND will present drag legend Coco Peru in the new show “Bitter Bothered & Beyond!” for two special performances. The first show at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 PM quickly sold out, so an encore performance has been added for Tuesday, March 22 at 8:30 PM downstairs at the Birdland Theater.

BWW Review: THE PHILLY POPS PRESENTS THE BEST OF BROADWAY at The Kimmel Center by Amber Kusching - Mar 10, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but nothing shines brighter than guest conductor Todd Ellison and Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Christopher Sieber, and Susan Egan as they join the Philly POPS for the Best of Broadway concert at The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall.

Stars Of The Stage Join Philly POPS For Best Of Broadway Show by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2018

Three of Broadway's most celebrated stars join the Philly POPS and conductor Todd Ellison - hailed by The New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors" - for Best of Broadway March 9-11, 2018 at the Kimmel Center.

The Utah Symphony To Celebrate Kander & Ebb At Deer Valley Music Festival by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019

Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Morgan James and Hugh Panaro will celebrate the work of Kander and Ebb with the Utah Symphony on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, with Randall Craig Fleischer as conductor. Tickets to the performance start at $38 and are on sale now. Tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at

Debbie Gravitte to Celebrate Release of New Album by Julie Musbach - Jan 4, 2018

Tony Award-winner and Ridgefield resident Debbie Gravitte celebrates the releases of her new album and brings Broadway to The Ridgefield Playhouse in her spectacular live show, Big Band Broadway, on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm as part of Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway and Cabaret Series, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa. Backed by RK Big Band, led by Russ Kassoff, Gravitte will perform songs from her new album, Big Band Broadway!, along with some old favorites. Gravitte is one of Broadway's biggest personalities and won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, which also earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination and a New York Showstopper Award. For tickets ($47.50), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

The Avenel Performing Arts Center to Present BIG BAND BROADWAY Starring Debbie Gravitte by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte and the Russ Kassoff Little Big Band bring BIG BAND BROADWAY to the Avenel Performing Arts Center Wednesday, January 22 thru Sunday, January 26, 2020 for six performances.

Debbie Gravitte Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2018

Celebrate Broadway close to home when Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte brings her new album Big Band Broadway to The Playhouse stage! Backed by RK Big Band, led by Russ Kassoff, Gravitte will dazzle The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm as part of Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway and Cabaret Series and partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.

Liverpool's Epstein Theatre Announces Spring Season 2022 by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022

The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool has announced its Spring Season 2022 programme following a hugely successful festive run of family pantomime Beauty And The Beast. 

JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT Set for Segerstrom This Winter by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles.

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2 by Tyler Peterson - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m.

The MAC's Spot Night Series Welcomes Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

Tony Award Winner (JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY), Debbie Gravitte is one of Broadway's biggest personalities and she is coming to downtown Milford, CT on Saturday, March 2nd at 8pm for the MAC's Nite Spot Night series in Debbie Gravitte: Live and In Person. This series is produced  in partnership with Pantochino Productions, and all performances are presented at The MAC, located at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT. Debbie Gravitte: Live and In Person features Russ Kassoff, jazz pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and more. The duo will perform a collection of songs from Broadway to Big Band.

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand.

Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More Tribute Jerry Herman Tonight at The Berman by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage aux Follies are some examples of composer Jerry Herman's ability to light up Broadway. The music of this legendary lyricist, and one of Broadway's most beloved icons, will light up The Berman Center for the Performing Arts tonight, December 9.

Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, and More to Perform at Bay Street Theater by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Broadway cabaret series Music Mondaysconcludes for the year on Monday, August 28 at 8 pm with Stephen Schwartz and Friends, featuring Emmy Award Winner Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte. Tickets range from $69 to $125 and are available online at or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open seven days a week 11 am to showtime. Music Mondays is sponsored in part by Grenning Gallery.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte by Behind the Curtain - Aug 5, 2018

The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all the way up to her filling Eydie Gorme's shoes in the 50th Anniversary concert of Golden Rainbow! In between, there is Perfectly Frank, Zorba, Swing, Jerome Robbins Broadway (for which she won the Tony Award), They're Playing Our Song, and so much more!

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Addition of Acclaimed Storyteller Nicholas Sparks and Tony Bennett by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced two big additions to its 2016-2017 lineup. In partnership with Copperfield's Books, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m., Sonoma County welcomes one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, acclaimed novelist Nicholas Sparks. The celebrated storyteller makes a stop at The Center on tour with his new work "Two by Two.' On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8 p.m., the preeminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries, Tony Bennett, returns to Santa Rosa for one night only on the heels of celebrating his 90th birthday on August 3, 2016.  

Second Annual Liverpool Theatre Festival Opens Next Week by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021

The much anticipated Liverpool Theatre Festival returns next week with an exciting line-up to celebrate and showcase the region's performing and creative arts talent.

Final Programme Released For Liverpool Theatre Festival 2021 by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2021

Now added to the programme are shows Perfectly Frank, Twice Nightly and Swan Song, with cast announcements for 2Gorgeous4U, Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, Boing…Meow! The Musical, and Broken Biscuits. Tickets are on sale for all shows. 

Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For 2023 With New Summer Date by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2023

Organisers of Liverpool Theatre Festival have revealed plans for this year's headline and fringe events – with the first six shows going on sale. 

Birdland Jazz Club to Present Steve Ross by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present vocalist and pianist Steve Ross – widely heralded as “The Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” – in a special show celebrating spring on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 PM.

Liverpool's Epstein Theatre Announces May Programming by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

Fantastic family friendly shows, incredible music, footballing memories and comedy capers are all set to entertain audiences at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre this May. 

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”

Hilarious New Miniseries THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE Premieres Tomorrow by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 28, 2021

Set in the current COVID-19 pandemic, this outrageous comedy follows Jane to the African Jungle where she meets and falls in love with the spectacular specimen we all know as the legendary Tarzan.

VIDEO: Check out the Trailer for THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE Starring Paul Pecorino and Rob Eco by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021

A new teaser video was released today for the new seven-part miniseries, THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE, premiering next week inspired by the infamous film TARZAN THE APE MAN, starring Bo Derek and Miles O’Keeffe.

Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Amanda McBroom in her new show “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. McBroom’s concert will feature songs of passion, politics, and just plain love, written by the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, and of course, Amanda McBroom.

Rob Eco and Paul Pecorino to Star in New Miniseries THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 15, 2021

A new seven-part miniseries, titled THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE, is set to debut this month inspired by the infamous film TARZAN THE APE MAN, starring Bo Derek and Miles O’Keefe. The new miniseries is an unauthorized parody told from the point of view of Miss Jane Parker, and will begin weekly installments on Thursday, April 29 at 8 a.m. on YouTube.

Photos: Debbie Gravitte PLUS ONE With Stephen Schwartz Comes to the Birdland Stage by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

On Monday, April 11, Tony winner Debbie Gravitte premiered her new series “Debbie Gravitte Plus One” on the Birdland stage.  She welcomed her longtime friend Stephen Schwartz for some friendly conversation and intimate performances of his most beloved songs. 

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist Karen Akers in the new show “Water Under the Bridge” on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 PM.


Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
The Moon of Manakoora
The Boys in the Back Room
Murder, He Says
Some Like It Hot
I Wish I Didn't Love You So
Now That I Need You
What Do You Do in the Infantry
Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
Baby It's Cold Outside
How'dja Like to Love Me
The Lady's in Love with You
Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
The Duck
Can't Get Out of This Mood
Luck Be a Lady
Junk Man
Just Another Polka
Bubbles in the Wine
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Jingle Jangle Jingle
Sand in My Shoes
On a Slow Boat to China
Heart and Soul
Can't Stop Talking
Why Do They Call a Private a Private?
One Little Wac
Blame It on the Danube
Mexican Magic
Dancing on a Dime
A Dachsund in a Dusenberg
Three-Cornered Tune
I Hear Music
I Don't Want to Walk Without You
They're Either Too Young or Too Old
I Believe in You
Make a Miracle
My Darling, My Darling
My Time of Day
Two Sleepy People
No Two People
Luck Be a Lady
Fugue for Tinhorns
Take Back Your Mink
Guys and Dolls
I've Never Been in Love Before
Standing on the Corner
Once in Love with Amy
Marry the Man Today
Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm
Never Will I Marry
Adelaide's Lament
Ooh, My Feet
I Like Everybody
I Don't Know
Somebody, Somewhere
Warm All Over
Like a Woman Loves a Man
My Heart Is So Full of You
More I Cannot Wish You
If I Were a Bell
The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students Conservatory Band
Big D
Anywhere I Wander
Sing a Tropical Song
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat
Brotherhood of Man
A Bushel and a Peck
Wonderful Copenhagen
Joey, Joey, Joey
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Small Fry
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