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|3/21||“On the Road: Songs About Wandering” We hear from some folks who—whether they like it or not—seem to be perpetual wanderers in life.||FP16:13|
|3/28||“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.”
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.”
|4/11||“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.
|4/18||“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.
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.
|5/2||“Broadway in 3/4 Time”
What a difference a time signature can make! These waltzes are just the right pulse for characters ranging from Marian the Librarian to Captain Hook.
|5/9||“Morning People/Night People”
We’ll hear from two kinds of people who have been known to drive each other crazy … and whatever your position, we have songs to help you defend it.
In this hour, songwriters get high grades for being copy cats, consciously imitating different musical styles including an operetta waltz, a torch song, rock and roll, and ragtime.
|5/23||“Spotlight on ‘Allegro'”
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s experimental musical in its only complete recording, with guest Ted Chapin, president of R&H in New York.
|5/30||“Stage Door Canteen”
A sampling of terrific songs from World War II musicals by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Frank Loesser.
|6/6||“Everytime We Say Goodbye”
Songs about saying goodbye or goodnight, with a company of 19 including everybody from Julie Andrews to Sid Caesar.
|6/13||“Tony Award Winners of the 1950s”
They’re all here: “South Pacific,” “Guys and Dolls” and “The King and I” for starters—and that’s just the first three years. Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Rex Harrison and Gwen Verdon … Golden Age, here we come!
|6/20||“The Testosterone Brigade” A gallery of macho guys in musicals … and we’ll go all the way from “The Vagabond King” (1925) to “Hamilton” 90 years later.||FP16:26|
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