New from Harbinger Records

Shuffle AlongON SALE NOW…
The only archival recording
of the groundbreaking musical
Shuffle Along

1921’s all-black musical comedy, Shuffle Along, was the most successful Broadway show of its time. The score contained the future standards “I’m Just Wild About Harry” and “Love Will Find a Way.” It marked the emergence of a new black musical theater,  and desegregated theatres in New York and across the country.

Now, a new Broadway musical inspired by Shuffle Along has opened to rave reviews with Tony Award-winning stars such as Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Alongside the new production, Harbinger Records offers the only available archival recording of the groundbreaking musical. Release date: April 29, 2016. Learn more here!
To order your copy today, click here.

To read Talkin’ Broadway‘s review of the album, click here.

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Up next on FOOTLIGHT PARADE…

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April 2nd: “Classical Goes Broadway”                                                                             Nine musicals (plus one from television) that are fueled by the music of classical composers: Schubert, Grieg, Strauss and more. The shows include “Kismet,” “Song of Norway,” “The Happiest Girl in the World” and “Carmen Jones.”

April 9th: “Backstage Musicals”                                                                                        The musicals that take us behind the scenes for a close-up view of the business we call show … from “The Broadway Melody” and “Show Boat” to “A Chorus Line” and “Dreamgirls.”

April 16th: “Seize the Day!”                                                                                             Songs to make you stand up, fling open the door and embrace life—not only because it’ll be good for you, but because it happens to be one of the biggest themes in musical theater.

April 23rd: “Just for Laughs”                                                                                                 A dozen classic comedy songs from Broadway—actually, there’s one from Hollywood—performed by Bernadette Peters, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince and even Groucho Marx.

April 30th: “Tailor Made”                                                                                                   Some of our finest songwriters keep the special needs of 17 stars in mind: Mary Martin, Liza Minnelli, Bea Lillie, Maurice Chevalier, Ethel Merman, Al Jolson and more.

Catch Footlight Parade in Cleveland on WCLV 104.9 every Saturday at 6pm.
You can also stream our Footlight Parade archives!

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News from Kids Love Musicals!

KLM Pic3CWRU Study Finds Kids Love Musicals! to be a Valuable Tool for Student Success 

As TMTP piloted Kids Love Musicals! in special education classrooms last year with curriculum based on the 1939 classic movie musical The Wizard of Oz, we knew evidence was key to demonstrating the program’s benefit. In surveys, teachers expressed awe at individual student accomplishments. Yet how could we objectively measure the intangible effects of theater-based education in each classroom or school, especially in a population of students with a considerable range of complex learning challenges and delays?

Like Dorothy, we made new friends and journeyed together. Through a unique community-university research partnership with Case Western Reserve University’s Schubert Center for Child Studies, a contract with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts VSA Program, and support from The John P. Murphy Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and generous individuals, we have evidence from our study that musical theater can be an exceptionally effective classroom tool.

To read more about this nationally significant arts education study, click HERE.

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