Wednesday, April 21

Frank Loesser Centenary Tribute Concert

Brian Conley and Imelda Staunton are lined up to perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Capital Voices at a Friday Night is Music Night BBC Radio 2 concert celebrating the life of Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser in his centenary year. The special event will be hosted by Paul Gambaccini and broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London on May 7th.

Loesser was born in 1910 and made his first attempts at song writing during the Second World War. In 1948 he wrote On a Slow Boat to China and went on to pen more than 700 songs, including Hey, Good Looking, Luck Be a Lady, Two Sleepy People the Oscar-winning Baby it’s Cold Outside.

He also wrote stage musicals including Guys and Dolls, Where’s Charley?, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying -  in which Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter Fame) is due to appear on Broadway next year.  Imelda Staunton played Miss Adelaide in the 1983 and 1996 productions of Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre.

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