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|12/7||“A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 1)”
This three-part interview show spotlights a great Broadway and Hollywood songwriter; in part one we focus on his Broadway breakthrough with “Best Foot Forward” and the iconic songs for MGM’s “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
|12/14||“A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 2)”
In this episode Martin reflects on his Broadway musical “Make a Wish,” London’s “Love from Judy” and his work with Judy Garland at the Palace.
|12/21||“A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 3)”
The final installment of our salute to a master songwriter, featuring Tammy Grimes and Bea Lillie in “High Spirits,” the stage version of “Meet Me in St. Louis” and lots more.
|12/28||“Crossing Over Gracefully”
When it comes to classically trained singers making the switch to the Broadway and Hollywood repertoire, many are called but few are chosen. We celebrate the best, including Sylvia McNair, Dawn Upshaw and Eileen Farrell.
|1/4||“Tony Award Winners of the 1960s”
The big prize winners of the decade, including “The Sound of Music,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Man of La Mancha.”
|1/11||“Broadway Dance Music”
An art unto itself … what the orchestra is playing in the pit when the choreographer takes over on stage.
|1/18||“Big Battle of the Sexes”
And things get heated! Henry Higgins takes off the gloves for “A Hymn to Him,” Kate takes no prisoners in “I Hate Men,” and Annie and Frank duke it out in “Anything You Can Do.”
For example: Comparing a woman in love to a brass band, or concluding that life is a cabaret … and the songwriters range from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim.
|2/1||“I Am What I Am”
We’ll hear from 15 men and women (plus a few kids) who have some bold statements to make about who they are.
|2/8||“Questions Worth Asking”
Musical theater songs with question marks in their titles … and they’re concerned with everything from the American Dream to reincarnation.
|2/15||“Breaking Up Is Hard (or Not!)”
An hour of songs about men and women who must go it alone. See how they cope!
|2/22||“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Three topics we ponder every day of our lives, and Berlin, Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, and Jerry Herman lead the pack of wonderful writers.
The hour is humming with telegraphs, telephones, cars, airplanes, rockets and the Internet.
|3/7||“Familiar Voices: TV Stars in Musicals” Jerry Orbach, Martin Short, Carol Burnett, Jason Alexander and Bebe Neuwirth are among the many television stars whode work on Broadway is worth celebrating.||FP16:11|
|“All About Me: Broadway Soliloquies” We eavesdrop on Henry Higgins, Jud Fry and Mama Rose, among many other very interesting characters.
“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.
Footlight Parade programming © 2014 Bill Rudman. All rights reserved.