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12/26 “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
1/2 “Spotlight on Barbara Cook (Part 2)”
We chat with Cook about her two legendary concerts at Carnegie Hall, “Follies in Concert” and more.
1/9 “Over the Top”
Fourteen Broadway and Hollywood singers who go for broke, including Al Jolson, Mandy Patinkin, Judy Garland, Patti LuPone, Ethel Merman and Nathan Lane.
1/16 “Dream with Me”
An hour of songs about entering the “other world” of the subconscious, with selections from “Oklahoma!,” Walt Disney’s “Cinderella,” “Lady in the Dark” and more.
1/23 “Coming Together”
Songs focusing on some very close-knit communities, from the Anatevka of “Fiddler on the Roof” to the River City of “The Music Man.”
1/30 “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?
2/6 “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.
2/13 “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.
2/20 “1945 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year, including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” on stage and their original film musical, “State Fair.”
2/27 First Impressions”
Those first crucial minutes of a musical known as the opening number.
3/6 “Spotlight on ‘Paint Your Wagon'”
Lerner & Loewe’s underappreciated musical as produced by New York City Center Encores! in 2015. Our guests are artistic director Jack Viertel and Emily Altman, president of the Frederick Loewe Foundation.
3/13 “Laundry Lists”
Which is another name for what writers like Cole Porter called list songs, and they include “You’re the Top” (naturally!), “Let’s Do It” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.”
3/20 “The Noble Working Person”
Just about everybody gets her or his moment in the sun: factory workers, white-collar types, teachers and artists, among others.


“The Amazing Helen Gallagher”                              A rare interview with the two-time Tony Award winner (“No, No, Nanette” and “Pal Joey”), now 90, about a Broadway career that began in 1941. FP17:13










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