"Guys and Dolls": Who Sang What at the Starry New York Philharmonic Tribute to Frank Loesser
By Andrew Gans
The New York Philharmonic's Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, a celebration of the late Broadway composer, was presented March 26 at Avery Fisher Hall.
Directed and conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the evening featured Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony winner Robert Morse, Jason Danieley, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach and Bryn Terfel with a special appearance by Loesser’s widow and leading lady, Jo Sullivan Loesser.
The program was choreographed by Andrew Palermo, who was also the associate director.
The repertoire for the evening, according to a Philharmonic spokesperson, follows:
A Frank Overture
Frank Loesser composed Where’s Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The latter is currently enjoying a revival at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
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