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Wall to wall Frank Loesser

Title
Wall to wall Frank Loesser [videorecording] / produced by Leah F. Streetman ; staged by Isaiah Sheffer.
Publication
New York, 1999.

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6 videocassettes (VHS) (11 hr., 11 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Music Theatre International.
Subjects
Note
  • Wall to wall Frank Loesser was one of an annual series of programs held at Symphony Space, each of which is devoted to a different songwriter or songwriting team, consisting of a twelve-hour marathon performance of the writer's work. Among Loesser's songs performed in this tribute are tunes from the Broadway shows Where's Charley, Guys and dolls, The most happy fella, Greenwillow and How to succeed in business without really trying, and also tunes from the Hollywood film Hans Christian Andersen.
  • No credits on tape; title derived from cassette label.
  • During transitions from one cassette to the next, an indeterminate amount of material was not recorded.
  • An hour into Part 6, there is a brief blackout of picture and sound.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Performer (note)
  • Hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and Robert Kimball.
  • Music by the InterSchool Orchestra of New York Symphony, Jonathan Strasser, conductor, the New York Choral Society, John Daly Goodwin, conductor, and the Wall to Wall Frank Loesser Orchestra.
  • Participants: Loni Ackerman, Ivy Austin, James Barbour, Maren Berthelsen, Joel Blum, Judy Bro, Matthew Broderick, Sidney J. Burgoyne, Maria Calabrase, Liz Callaway, Victoria Clark, Betty Comden, Mindy Cooper, Jason Danieley, Josie de Guzman, Marcy DeGonge-Manfredi, Cy Feuer, Christian Fletcher, Jonathan Freeman, Tom Galantich, Ina Gillers, Debbie Gravitte, Adolph Green, Joe Grifasi, Jonathan Hadary, Mary Cleere Haran, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Sally Ann Howes, Joann Hunter, Melissa Boher Jacobson, Meena T. Jahi, Melba Joyce, Ted Keegan, Lauren Kennedy, Howard Kissell, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Nancy Lemenager, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, John Loesser, Garrett Long, Priscilla Lopez, Mark Lotito, Rebecca Luker, Steven Lutvak, Spiro Malas, Marin Mazzie, Theresa McCarthy, Rita Moreno, Richard Muenz, James Naughton, Phyllis Newman, Virginia Otis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Prescott, Faith Prince, Louis Quilico, Patrick Quinn, Lee Roy Reams, Randy Redd, Steve Ross, Arthur Rubin, John Rubinstein, Danny Rutigliano, Alex Rybeck, Norman Schwab, Nancy Shade, Max Showalter, Marilyn Sokol, Alan Sousa, Don Stephenson, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Stritch, Charles Strouse, KT Sullivan, Myra Lucretia Taylor, David Uskali, Jerome Vivona, Douglas Webster, Margaret Whiting, Wyn Wilson, Leonard Woolridge, Nora York, et al.
  • Musical directors: Richard Rodney Bennett, Stephen Blier, Abba Bogin, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Donald Johnston, Elliot Lawrence, Jamie Lawrence, Lanny Meyers, Colin Romoff, Ted Sperling, Georgia Stitt.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at Symphony Space, New York, N.Y., March 20, 1999.
Biography (note)
  • Frank Loesser (1910-1969) wrote pop tunes, sketches, and songs for the Broadway stage and Hollywood movies.
Contents
  • Cassette 1, selections: Overture to Hans Christian Andersen -- Overture to Where's Charley -- Overture to Guys and dolls -- The king's new clothes -- Melancholy me -- I wish I were twins -- Doing the dishes -- Then I wrote the minuette in G -- The traffic was terrific -- In love with the memory of you -- Waltz of the flowers -- I fall in love with you every day -- No swallerin' place -- No ring on her finger -- Tallahassee -- The last thing I want is your pity -- Tune for humming -- Tunnel of love -- Leave us face it, we're in love -- The boys in the back room -- Sand in my shoes -- Kiss the boys goodbye -- I'm going north -- I get the neck of the chicken [incomplete].
  • Cassette 2, selections: Hamlet -- Long lashes -- My darling, my darling -- Make a miracle -- The woman in his room -- Once in love with Amy -- Bloop bleep -- Sing a tropical song -- Queen of the Hollywood Island -- Moon of Manakoora -- Moon over Burma -- White blossoms of Tah Ni -- Pagan lullabye -- Malay love song -- Where are you now that I need you? -- Sue me -- Inch worm -- Fugue for tinhorns -- I'll know -- The oldest established -- Traveling light -- Luck be a lady -- Sue me -- Sit down, you're rocking the boat -- Guys and dolls -- I come a-running.
  • Cassette 3, selections: Central Park duck -- The delicatessen of my dreams -- I don't want to walk without you -- Traveling light -- No swallerin' place -- The waltz -- Hans Christian Andersen medley -- Inch worm -- Ugly duckling -- I like everybody -- Ooh! my feet! -- Abbondanza -- Happy to make your acquaintance -- Mama Mama -- My Heart is so full of you -- Hoope-ole-doo! -- Just another polka -- Oh them dudes -- Dancing on a dime -- Dancing for nickels and dimes -- He can waltz -- What a rhumba does to romance -- Music of home -- Gideon Briggs, I love you -- Walking away whistling -- Far away boy -- Summertime love -- Spoken introduction about the musical How to succeed in business without really trying.
  • Cassette 4, selections: Cinderella darling -- Love from a heart of gold -- A secretary is not a toy -- Company way -- Why do they call a private a private? -- What do you do in the infantry? -- First class Private Mary Brown -- They're either too young or too old -- In my arms -- The WAC hymn -- Roger Young -- Been a long day -- Dolores -- Three cornered tune -- Fugue for tinhorns -- My heart is so full of you -- Sit down, you're rocking the boat -- Two sleepy people -- Marry the man today -- On a slow boat to China -- Never stop saying you're mine -- Love isn't born, it's made -- Small fry -- Pleasures and palaces -- My lover is a scoundrel -- Barabanchik -- Ah, to be home again -- In your eyes -- Truly loved -- Companeros -- World peace [incomplete].
  • Cassette 5, selections: World peace [concluded] -- I've got to have a somebody -- You understand me -- Overture to How to succeed in business without really trying -- Happy to keep his dinner warm -- I believe in you -- I wish I didn't love you so -- On a slow boat to China -- 'Murder' he said -- My darling, my darling -- Once in love with Amy -- Never will I marry -- Wonderful Copenhagen -- Inch worm -- Jingle jangle jingle -- Somebody somewhere -- Standing on the corner -- Joey Joey Joey -- Big D -- Mama Mama -- Nobody's going to love you -- My heart is so full of you -- Look at you, look at me -- Bloop bleep -- How'd you like to love me -- Where are you now that I need you? -- Moments like these -- Rumble rumble rumble -- The lady's in love with you -- Heart & soul -- I said no -- That was my love I gave you.
  • Cassette 6, selections: Out the door -- I cannot let you go -- Junk man -- What are you doing New Year's Eve? -- Baby it's cold outside -- Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition -- I'll know -- A bushel and a peck -- Adelaide's lament -- A couple of questions -- If I were a bell -- My time of day -- I've never been in love before -- Take back your mink -- More I cannot wish you -- Luck be a lady -- Sue me -- Guys and dolls -- Spring will be a little late this year.
Call Number
NCOV 2316
Title
Wall to wall Frank Loesser [videorecording] / produced by Leah F. Streetman ; staged by Isaiah Sheffer.
Imprint
New York, 1999.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Performer
Hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and Robert Kimball.
Music by the InterSchool Orchestra of New York Symphony, Jonathan Strasser, conductor, the New York Choral Society, John Daly Goodwin, conductor, and the Wall to Wall Frank Loesser Orchestra.
Participants: Loni Ackerman, Ivy Austin, James Barbour, Maren Berthelsen, Joel Blum, Judy Bro, Matthew Broderick, Sidney J. Burgoyne, Maria Calabrase, Liz Callaway, Victoria Clark, Betty Comden, Mindy Cooper, Jason Danieley, Josie de Guzman, Marcy DeGonge-Manfredi, Cy Feuer, Christian Fletcher, Jonathan Freeman, Tom Galantich, Ina Gillers, Debbie Gravitte, Adolph Green, Joe Grifasi, Jonathan Hadary, Mary Cleere Haran, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Sally Ann Howes, Joann Hunter, Melissa Boher Jacobson, Meena T. Jahi, Melba Joyce, Ted Keegan, Lauren Kennedy, Howard Kissell, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Nancy Lemenager, Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, John Loesser, Garrett Long, Priscilla Lopez, Mark Lotito, Rebecca Luker, Steven Lutvak, Spiro Malas, Marin Mazzie, Theresa McCarthy, Rita Moreno, Richard Muenz, James Naughton, Phyllis Newman, Virginia Otis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Prescott, Faith Prince, Louis Quilico, Patrick Quinn, Lee Roy Reams, Randy Redd, Steve Ross, Arthur Rubin, John Rubinstein, Danny Rutigliano, Alex Rybeck, Norman Schwab, Nancy Shade, Max Showalter, Marilyn Sokol, Alan Sousa, Don Stephenson, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Stritch, Charles Strouse, KT Sullivan, Myra Lucretia Taylor, David Uskali, Jerome Vivona, Douglas Webster, Margaret Whiting, Wyn Wilson, Leonard Woolridge, Nora York, et al.
Musical directors: Richard Rodney Bennett, Stephen Blier, Abba Bogin, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Donald Johnston, Elliot Lawrence, Jamie Lawrence, Lanny Meyers, Colin Romoff, Ted Sperling, Georgia Stitt.
Event
Videotaped at Symphony Space, New York, N.Y., March 20, 1999.
Biography
Frank Loesser (1910-1969) wrote pop tunes, sketches, and songs for the Broadway stage and Hollywood movies.
Local Subject
Tributes.
Added Author
Streetman, Leah F, producer.
Sheffer, Isaiah, director.
Strasser, Jonathan, conductor.
Goodwin, John Daly, conductor.
Ackerman, Loni, performer.
Austin, Ivy, performer.
Barbour, James, performer.
Bennett, Richard Rodney, performer.
Berthelsen, Maren, participant.
Blier, Stephen, participant.
Blum, Joel, participant.
Bogin, Abba, 1925-2011, instrumentalist.
Bro, Judy, participant.
Broderick, Matthew, 1962- performer.
Burgoyne, Sidney J., participant.
Calabrase, Maria, participant.
Callaway, Liz, performer.
Campbell, Mary-Mitchell, performer.
Clark, Victoria, 1959- performer.
Comden, Betty, performer.
Cooper, Mindy, participant.
Danieley, Jason, performer.
De Guzman, Josie, performer.
DeGonge-Manfredi, Marcy, participant.
Feuer, Cy, participant.
Fletcher, Christian, participant.
Freeman, Jonathan, 1950- performer.
Galantich, Tom, performer.
Gillers, Ina, participant.
Gravitte, Debbie Shapiro, performer.
Green, Adolph, performer.
Grifasi, Joe, participant.
Hadary, Jonathan, participant.
Haran, Mary Cleere, performer.
Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007, speaker.
Howes, Sally Ann, performer.
Hunter, Joann M., participant.
Jacobson, Melissa Boher, participant.
Jahi, Meena T., performer.
Johnston, Donald O., 1929- participant.
Joyce, Melba, performer.
Keegan, Ted, performer.
Kennedy, Lauren, participant.
Kimball, Robert, speaker.
Kissell, Howard, participant.
Lavin, Linda, 1937- participant.
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, musical director.
Lawrence, Jamie, participant.
Lee, Michele, participant.
Lemenager, Nancy, participant.
Loesser, Emily, participant.
Sullivan, Jo, performer.
Loesser, John, participant.
Long, Garrett, performer.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- performer.
Lotito, Mark, performer.
Luker, Rebecca, performer.
Lutvak, Steven, participant.
Malas, Spiro, performer.
Mazzie, Marin, performer.
McCarthy, Theresa (Vocalist), performer.
Meyers, Lanny, participant.
Mitchell, Brian Stokes, performer.
Moreno, Rita, performer.
Muenz, Richard, performer.
Naughton, James, 1945- performer.
Newman, Phyllis, 1935- performer.
Otis, Virginia, participant.
Parker, Sarah Jessica, performer.
Prescott, Jennifer, participant.
Prince, Faith, performer.
Quilico, Louis, performer.
Quinn, Patrick, 1950-2006, performer.
Reams, Lee Roy, performer.
Redd, Randy, performer.
Romoff, Colin, instrumentalist.
Ross, Steve (Steven R.), 1938- performer.
Rubin, Arthur, performer.
Rubinstein, John, 1946- participant.
Rutigliano, Danny, participant.
Rybeck, Alex, instrumentalist.
Schwab, Norman, participant.
Shade, Nancy, participant.
Showalter, Max, participant.
Sokol, Marilyn, 1937- performer.
Sousa, Alan, participant.
Sperling, Ted, instrumentalist.
Stephenson, Don, participant.
Stitt, Georgia, participant.
Stritch, Billy, participant.
Strouse, Charles, participant.
Sullivan, KT, performer.
Taylor, Myra Lucretia, performer.
Uskali, David, participant.
Vivona, Jerome, performer.
Webster, Douglas, participant.
Whiting, Margaret, performer.
Wilson, Wyn, participant.
Woolridge, Leonard, performer.
York, Nora, participant.
InterSchool Orchestras of New York.
New York Choral Society.
Wall to Wall Frank Loesser Orchestra.
Added Title
Gift of Music Theatre International.
Research Call Number
NCOV 2316
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