BREAKING NEWS: 2017 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

Shuffle AlongON SALE NOW…
The only archival recording
of the groundbreaking musical
Shuffle Along 
 just won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes. TMTP/Harbinger Records is officially a winner!

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.

The new Broadway musical inspired by Shuffle Along 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. 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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February 4th: “A Tribute to Mary Martin”                                                                   Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific,” Maria in “The Sound of Music” and the title role in “Peter Pan”… need we say more?

February 11th: “Big Adventures”
Whether they’re out to conquer the city or steal a giant’s gold in the woods, we’re going to hear from characters going on memorable adventures.

February 18: “Almost Stars”
Eleven first-rate Broadway performers who almost–but not quite–became household names, including Anita Gillette, Barbara Harris, Tony Roberts and Jack Cassidy.

February 25: “1945 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year, including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” on stage and their original film musical, “State Fair.”

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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