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|9/26||“Do Exaggerate!” The virtues of hype! Seventeen songs that exaggerate everything from the trouble with women, to the evils of a pool table, to the glories of P.T. Barnum’s museum.||FP16:40|
|10/3||“Twists and Turns”
Songs that take us by surprise … whether it’s a joke that we couldn’t see coming or a rhythm that’s downright fascinating.
We’ll go back as far as Fanny Brice in the 1920s and Bea Lillie in the 1930s … and also hear from Carol Channing, Kirsten Chenoweth and Sutton Foster, among others.
|10/17||“I Love a Piano, Etc.”
Come follow the band! It’s an hour of songs that glorify musical instruments: 76 trombones (naturally), a cornet, a cello, a violin, a whole bunch of ukeleles … and even an ocarina.
|10/24||“It Takes Two”
The electric current that’s generated when not one, but two, performers are singing on stage … and the duets include Eddy & MacDonald, Chenoweth & Menzel and Garland & Rooney.
|10/31||“Cy Coleman: You Fascinate Me So”
A visit with Andy Propst, author of the recent (and first) biography of the composer, including selections from “Wildcat,” “Sweet Charity,” “Barnum” and more.
|11/7||“Pick Yourself Up”
Not only that, but we want you to dream the impossible dream, keep a stiff upper lip, and chase the blues away in this hour of optimistic voices.
Conversations in song that ring true with the words and rhythms of everyday speech, including classic Rodgers & Hammerstein and Kander & Ebb.
|11/21||“A Tribute to Comden and Green”
Their partnership ran from the late 1930s until 2002, and produced such terrific musicals as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “On the Town” and “Bells Are Ringing.”
|11/28||“There’s a Parade in Town”
We’ll get you stepping high in time with the marching bands in such musicals as “Hello, Dolly!,” “Sweet Charity” and “Barnum.”
Songs from Broadway and Hollywood that literally come alive thanks to that age-old device called personification … and you’ll know it when you hear it: “Ol’ Man River,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “They Call the Wind Maria” and much more.
|12/12||“Familiar Voices: More TV Stars in Musicals”
Sixteen more TV stars whose work in musicals is worth noting, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Betty Buckley, Hal Linden and Sean Hayes.
|12/19||“What’s in a Name?”
More than you might think in this hour of songs that celebrate everybody from Maria to Bloody Mary.
|“Spotlight on Barbara Cook (Part 1)” To mark the recent publication of her memoirs, here’s an interview Bill Rudman did with the great singer in 1986, with this installment focusing on such musicals as “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man” and “Candide.”||FP16:53
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