Quarterly Program Listings

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4/5 “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
The social conscience of the American musical in songs ranging from themes of economic injustice to the environment.
4/12 “Charmed”
Songs designed to make you smile with performers including Maurice Chevalier, Mary Martin and Dick Van Dyke.
4/19 “1972 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year featuring two Bob Fosse triumphs: “Pippin” on Broadway and “Cabaret” on screen.
4/26 “Strike Up the Band!”
Famous overtures from musicals going back as far  as George Gershwin in the 1920s and all the way to Stephen Sondheim.
5/3 “1965 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year with “Man of La Mancha” at the top of the list, but also including Liza Minnelli in her Broadway debut and the film version of “The Sound of Music.”
5/10 “Least Likely to Succeed”
Performers who were long shots for acclaim in musicals—but won it, including Rex Harrison, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris and Lee Marvin.
5/17 “2003 on Stage and Screen”
The film version of “Chicago” takes the lead, but there’s also the very smart “Avenue Q,” the first revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song” and lots more.
5/24 “TV Musicals” (Part 1)
For 20 years beginning in the late 1940s, dozens of musicals were created for American television by leading songwriters including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Hugh Martin. Here’s our fascinating survey.
5/31 “TV Musicals” (Part 2)
More gems from a neglected genre, this time featuring Stephen Sondheim’s “Evening Primrose,” Bock and Harnick’s “The Canterville Ghost” and more.
6/7 “For the People”
Broadway’s version of folk songs in musicals ranging from Lerner & Loewe’s “Paint Your Wagon” to Walter Kerr’s “Sing Out, Sweet Land.”
6/14 “1948 on Stage”
The best of the year including Cole Porter’s classic “Kiss Me, Kate” and Frank Loesser’s debut show, “Where’s Charley?”
6/21 “Vocal Minority: Female Songwriters”
Great songs from the pens of Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh, Mary Rodgers, Cryer & Ford and more recently, Lynn Ahrens and Lucy Simon.
6/28 “Food, Glorious Food”
Our buffet table is filled with meat pies, fruits and veggies, seafood and desserts to make your eyes pop.

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