In a statement musical director Ken Lundie states, "I doubt there is any more prolific composer than Frank Loesser with his astounding contribution of classic love songs for Broadway and Hollywood musicals. In celebration of his 99th birthday, the cast of For Lovers Only will perform an additional one-night-only medley in our show featuring just a few of his beloved songs."
The 7 PM performance at New World Stages will be attended by Loesser's widow, Jo Sullivan Loesser.
Frank Loesser supplied both music and lyrics for Guys & Dolls, Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Conceived by Nancy Friday, For Lovers Only, press notes state, "presents a dazzling array of love songs from pop to Puccini, from Broadway and around the world, interspersed through a fast-paced evening," directed and choreographed by Christopher Scott, with musical direction by Ken Lundie.
The five-member cast features Glenn Seven Allen, Monica L. Patton, Dominique Plaisant, Trisha Rapier, and Kevin Vortmann. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). For tickets visit telecharge.com.