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The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella will play the famed Manhattan venue April 2-6.







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The studio, 20th Century Fox, has obtained the rights to the film and are looking at the two young actors to revive the roles that made Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando famous.







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The Niagara Advance and The Buffalo News give sparkling reviews for Guys and Dolls, praising it for the great music, the superb acting and the "ecstatic applause from the...







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Frank Loesser's sweeping 1956 musical The Most Happy Fella will feature Hensley (Oklahoma!, The Whale) as Tony. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) will direct and...







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Monday, April 29, 2013 at Carnegie Hall:  Star performers include Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Marilyn Maye, Rob...







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Guys & Dolls is playing at the  Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, and the Times Herald-Record calls it "a high-voltage song-and-dance revival of the...







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via Playbill.com : Frank Loesser's final stage musical Pleasures and Palaces , the 1965 work that closed out-of-town prior to an anticipated Broadway debut, will be...







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Frank Loesser's "Brotherhood of Man" form the hit Broadway show "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" was used in NBC's network promo during The Superbowl, and...







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Stephen teams up with Live from Lincoln Center host Audra McDonald to take on Frank Loesser's holiday classic.







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via the Washington Post:  “Smash” star Megan Hilty sashayed into Rat Pack territory over the weekend, belting and crooning with a swinging National Symphony Orchestra in a...







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"Sinatra’s vocal swagger is as exhilarating as ever, on a stage that gives him room to strut. And the overall effect is to heighten the effect and the presence of Frank...







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Apple seems to think so!  What better way to convey the touch screen, creativity, and collaboration in the new iPad mini ad, than with a little Loesser?







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The Boston Globe writes:  "The North Shore Music Theatre hits the jackpot with this production of Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls,” delivering the musical theater triple threat:...







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The first full-scale production of Guys and Dolls in Montreal in 25 years has been held over at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, with terrific reviews and audience response.







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Over 10,000 people thrilled to the Loesser songbook at the Grant Park Music Festival. "On hand were four of the best of Broadway’s current revivalists — Rebecca Luker, Marin...







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via the New York Times ArtsBeat:  ‘The Most Happy Fella’ (Friday through July 8) In March the Dicapo Opera Theater had a big success with its sensitive, lively and finely...







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After over a year, and almost 5oo performances, the revival of the Tony and Pultizer Prize-winning 1961 musical with a score by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack...









Lyric Stage, Dallas County’s professional musical theater company, presents Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA in 2012, and Frank Loesser's rare PLEASURES AND PALACES in...









Tyler is seeing Nick Jonas in How To Succeed In Business on Broadway, and does his best in-costume rendition of "I Believe In You"









Newly announced for the evening are Jason Danieley, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson and Michael Seelbach.









"The Dicapo Opera Theater’s delightful production of “The Most Happy Fella,” Frank Loesser’s tender, tough and melodically soaring 1956 work, boasts...









When it came to casting the guest role of Broadway baby-turned-TV star Lyle West on NBC’s Smash, executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan didn’t have to look...









Six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher, who also produced the Grammy-nominated revival cast album featuring original cast members Daniel Radcliffe and Tony winner John Larroquette,...









NBC Goes Broadway With "HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS" Loesser-themed Commercial!  See the cast of "The Office," "Community," "30 Rock" and more sing Frank Loesser's show...









FEATURING STARS FROM OPERA, BROADWAY, AND TELEVISION MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012, AT 7:30 P.M. Cast To Include ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY, VICTORIA CLARK, ROBERT MORSE, AND BRYN TERFEL...









The new J. Pierrepont Finch joins Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") as Bud Frump









"Finch's character is a smooth fit for Criss, who oozes charm yet gets away without seeming calculated about it."









Glee's 'Blaine' takes over Daniel Radcliffe's stage role to raves and Box Office









Entertainment Weekly celebrates Daniel Radcliffe's amazing year with a "goodbye Harry Potter, hello Broadway and beyond"









Darren Criss is set to take over for Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying from January 3, 2012. Here's the first promo photo!









"She & Him" - the terrific indie band comprised of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel - releases 'A Very She & Him Christmas’, including a cover of Frank Loesser's...









Congratulations! Daniel Radcliffe and How to Succeed cast celebrate 250 performances.









Jo Sullivan Loesser , Michael Feinstein, and MARY POPPINS' Ashley Brown, were among the performers who came out to The Ronald McDonald House and the New York Pops benefit event...









Jonas chatted with Broadway.com about his extensive stage background, his feelings about replacing Daniel Radcliffe and his enthusiasm about the show and his role—and...









Jonas chatted with Broadway.com about his extensive stage background, his feelings about replacing Daniel Radcliffe and his enthusiasm about the show and his role—and...









Join us for The Actors Fund Special Performance of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying to see Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette perform.









Nick Jonas will climb the corporate ladder as Broadway's next ‘J. Pierrepont Finch' in the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy How To Succeed In Business...









Are you the ultimate fan? Why do you love "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway? Tell us and you can win a trip to New York to see the show, meet the...









Via Gordon Cox, Variety’s Legit News:  "Glee" cast member Darren Criss has locked in a short starring stint in Broadway tuner "How to Succeed in Business Without...









“In the case of “How to Succeed,” it’s a jazzy arrangement of “The Brotherhood of Man” with a ’60s vibe and well worth a listen.”









Stephen Schaefer of the Boston Herald praises not only the Harry Potter series, but also its young stars and their work ethic, noting particularly Daniel Radcliffe's triumph in...









"Loesser was fearless and unapologetic in his construction of a musical that taps pop music, theater, and opera to tell an unsentimental love story. Gloucester Stage...









"Roland Petit, France’s leading choreographer after World War II, who swept away time-honored ballet taboos and whose mix of entertainment and art also made his work...









YouTube asked cast member Rose Hemingway to list her favorite YouTube videos, which included our cast recording video.  She then brings in Daniel Radcliffe and John...









"The happy news is that it still feels spectacularly theatrical, a listening experience just right to bring into your living room. And you'll still be tempted to push the sofa...









"The fact that I'm able to help with something like this makes me very, very proud," Radcliffe told MTV News at the event. "It's a huge honor, and it's lovely of them to give it...









Don Aucoin gives the Pittsfield, MA production rave review as “immensely entertaining”.









“If you've never headed north to Massachusetts to sample the shows put on by the many first-rate summer theater festivals that call the Berkshires home, get wise and start...









Winston-Salem Art Examiner says "How To Succeed" is the magical “hidden gem” that summer Broadway attendees have been waiting for.









Loesser is best known for composing music for shows including "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."









The entire cast sits down and gives you the exclusive look behind the recording of the album and how it all came together on stage to make this Broadway performance a success.









John Larroquette was named the Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at this year’s annual Tony Awards. ...









A Celebration of Frank Loesser's 100th Birthday with ASCAP's Michael Kerker, Jo Sullivan Loesser, and special guests.









The public has fallen in love with one of the most highly anticipated cast albums of the season. Among the incredible cast making this a magnificent album is the Hollywood star...









The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were presented on Monday, May 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom and a huge congratulation goes out to John Larroquette. Laroquette left with the...









"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" star Daniel Radcliffe, is bringing Broadway to MTV.









Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, and fellow Broadway How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying cast members  will be performing "Brotherhood of Man" Thursday, May...









"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" is up for a lot of chances at success in this year's  Theatre Awards season. "How To Succeed" has been nominated for 25...









The nominations for the twenty six categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced on May 3rd, 2011 and "How to Succeed...









The Drama Desk Awards are major New York theater honors for productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is...









"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gave back to the community at the 25th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition. The competition raised close to four million dollars...









"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has been nominated for five awards at the upcoming 2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards:









The July 31 - August 2 run will star Jessica Biel (Sarah Brown), Scott Bakula (Nathan Detroit), John Mahoney (Arvide Abernathy), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sky Masterson).









Daniel Radcliffe and the Broadway cast of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", will be appearing on three hit talk shows performing "Brotherhood of Man" LIVE.









The key to: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tying" is Daniel Radcliffe and his "combination of youth, talent, and sheer willpower".









Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal was one of the many reviewers who has given great reviews for Daniel Radcliffe's first Broadway musical.









The cast of How to Succeed are currently in Manhattan recording the new album under Decca Records, according to Rober Sher who "first shared the news with Playbill.com at the...









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Daniel Radcliffe is making Loesser proud by being "fantastic" with his musical debut. Radcliffe and company are gaining the show phenomenal reviews; Matt Budd of the Huffington...









Frank Loesser, who has frequently been called the most versatile of all Broadway composers, wrote some of the most enduring music of our time. Loesser would have turned 100 in...









"It remains a cute show with much physical comedy and a handful of good songs that display Loesser’s genius. In addition to the perennial favorite “Once in Love with...









HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING star Daniel Radcliffe stopped by the 'Today Show' this morning to chat about his new Broadway musical and life after playing...









USA TODAY profiled Daniel Radcliffe on How To Succeed In Business, Harry Potter, and playing against type,  including comments from the show's director/choreographer Rob...









CBS News ran this terrific interview from @katiecouric.  Katie Couric speaks in-depth with Daniel Radcliffe as he prepares for his Broadway role in "How To Succeed In...









Playbill introduces its readers to the stellar cast of this "Where's Charley?" revival.  As it points out, "because the original 1948-50 Broadway run of the show never got...









Entertainment Weekly has some first shots on their Popwatch blog, to preview the new issue on the stands now!









"I think this production is going to look and sound great. I hope people find it interesting enough to keep it around for a while. I hope this is a great Broadway experience for...









VOGUE.com has a look at legendary Vogue photographer Annie Leibovitz at her photo shooot for Daniel Radcliffe in "How To Succeed In  Business"









via PLAYBILL:  Tony nominees Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin will star in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the...









via Huffington Post:  Anderson Cooper has been in the studio recording his narration for the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical "How To Succeed In Business Without...









The Palm Beach Post in Florida ran a great piece on the origin of the seasonal classic, and an interview with John Loesser.  "Baby, It’s Cold Outside wasn’t...









On Glee Tuesday Dec 7th, Kurt and Blaine – Chris Colfer and Darren Criss – sing the Loesser duet "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  Watch the video now!









Via NY Times Arts Beat:  The Encores! series at New York City Center has announced that Frank Loesser's first Broadway score 'Where's Charley' is in its lineup of revivals.









via Broadway World:  Daniel Radcliffe, who recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Equus, may return to New York in a revival of Frank Loesser's 1961 musical How to...









FrankLoesser.com is excited that Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), whose plot-line has kicked into high gear this season on Glee, will be duetting the Loesser classic "Baby, It's Cold...









The Actors Fund benefit "Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser." was a real success.  A huge thank you to everyone involved!









Lead producer Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and co-producers Tulchin/Bartner and Darren Bagert announced today that Lauren Graham (Golden Globe Award nominee for...









Review: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: Guys and Dolls: In Concert, with Brown, Panaro, Beach, Lawrence, Linden, Presented Oct. 10-12 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in...









Platt will portray the unapologetic gambler in the classic Frank Loesser musical that will open March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre, producer Howard Panter announced Wednesday....









The Lyric Theatre in historic downtown Stuart Florida, presents a fantastic tribute concert featuring Emily and Jo Sullivan Loesser !  OCTOBER 11 and 12 at the Lyric Theatre.









Guys and Dolls, a Broadway musical set in Times Square, filled with Hell’s Kitchen riff-raff and their would-be reformers and subtitled A Musical Fable of Broadway, seemed...









All About Jazz gives a glowing review to Patricia Scot's 'Once Around The Clock', featuring a recording of Frank Loesser's "Where Are You?"









Daniel Radcliffe headlines a spectacular new production of the Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, about...









via PLAYBILL:  Faith Prince, who won a Tony Award for her work as Miss Adelaide in the 1992 revival of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls, will re-create that award-winning...









We listen to "Heart and Soul," an anthology celebrating the Frank Loesser centennial, and the original cast album of Julian Slade's 1960 West End musical...









At 12 Midnight on the evening of July 20, Turner Classic Movies will show the 1937 Goldwyn classic, "The Hurricane," directed by John Ford and starring Jon Hall, Dorothy Lamour,...









The NY Post's Michael Riedel ran a wonderful article on Jerry Herman and his first meeting with Frank Loesser.   'Loesser gave Broadway -- and popular music -- something...









TheaterMania reports that Andrea Marcovicci will offer five performances of If I Were a Bell: The songs of Frank Loesser at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, July 14-17.









How To Succeed In Showbiz: The Frank Loesser Story by Jeff Lunden on NPR's "All Things Considered" June 29, the Centennial of his birth. This great 8 minute bio piece includes...









Jo Sullivan Loesser, Frank Loesser’s widow, discusses the legendary composer and lyricist on the 100 anniversary of his birth. Loesser wrote over 700 songs and five...









Celebrate Frank Loesser's 100th birthday with Turner Classic Movies on Tuesday, June 29!   Tuesday, June 29 marks the 100th birthday of composer and lyricist Frank...









Frank Loesser was considered to be one of the most-beloved and versatile of all Broadway composers and was most known for Guys And Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow and...









The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes:  "The composer-lyricist who gave the world such iconic musicals as "Guys and Dolls," "The Most Happy Fella" and "How to Succeed in...









On June 7th the WSJ published a great profile of Loesser in honor of "Celebrating the Centennial of Songwriter Frank Loesser".  Composer Frank Loesser, whose centennial is...









South Pacific's Christopher Gattelli will direct and choreograph an upcoming benefit concert for The Actors Fund. Entitled Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of...









The late Broadway composer and lyricist Frank Loesser would be turning 100 this June 29, to the tune of several revivals of his stage works. Jazz musicians likely know his name...









June 29, 2010 will mark the 100th anniversary of composer and lyricist Frank Loesser's birth. Loesser wrote over 700 songs and five Broadway musicals and contributed music and...









The new Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls is nominated for 2 Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Robert Brill).









"Opera Omaha delivered some of its best singing of the season on Friday night at the Orpheum Theater. Yet ironically, the company wasn't presenting an opera."









First-Ever TCM Classic Film Festival includes Loesser classic "Neptune's Daughter" and live appearance by Esther Williams!









An evening celebrating the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and an American genius centenary tribute to Frank Loesser.









The renowned documentary on Frank Loesser, "Heart & Soul" will screen Wednesday, April 22nd at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto.









Newsday has an interview with Broadway's newest Sky Masterson, Craig Bierko.  In it he tells Daniel Bubbeo about the vision for his showstopper, "Luck Be a Lady".









The NY Times has a great story on Oliver Platt Feb 19th, entitled "The Newest Established Leading Man"







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