New York's 92nd Street Y will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser with a series of concerts, Jan. 4-6, 2003 — part of the Y's famed Lyrics & Lyricists program.
Entitled "A Most Remarkable Fella: The Songs of Frank Loesser," the weekend of concerts will feature performances from Liz Callaway, Chuck Cooper, Liz Larsen, Sal Viviano as well as Jo Sullivan Loesser, Susan Loesser and John Loesser. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from some of the composer-lyricist's most well-known musicals, including Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. In addition to the aforementioned musicals, he also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow.
"A Most Remarkable Fella" will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall, which is located in New York City at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Tickets are priced at $45 and can be purchased by calling (212) 415 5500. For more information, go to www.92ndsty.org.
—By Andrew Gans