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6/16 “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.
6/23 “Food, Glorious Food”
Our buffet table is filled with meat pies, fruits and veggies, seafood and desserts to make your eyes pop.
6/30 “Put It There, Pal”
Songs about friendship, with such famous buddies from stage and screen as Ethel Merman and Bert Lahr, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
7/7 “1957 on Stage and Screen”
The year of the path-breaking “West Side Story,” but also “The Music Man” with Robert Preston and “Jamaica” starring Lena Horne.
7/14 “All I Want …”
Tevye, Eliza Doolittle, the Little Mermaid and 14 other characters tell us what they’re looking for in life.
7/21 “1999 on Stage”
The best of the year in shows ranging from Rodgers and Hart’s “Babes in Arms” to the explosive rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
7/28 “Big Sound”
The soloists have been sent home — and what we’ve got is an hour of Broadway choruses making their contribution to “The New Moon,” “Porgy and Bess,” “My Fair Lady” and many more.
8/4 “Hello, Dollies!”
In celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary year, we hear from five musical theater titans — Carol Channing, Mary Martin, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman and Barbra Streisand — who put their stamp on Dolly Gallagher Levi.
8/11 “Wild Kingdom”
Lions and tigers and bears … oh my!  It’s an audio zoo featuring monkeys, elephants, fish, a snake and … a very famous wolf and cricket.
8/18 “1949 on Stage”
The best of the year including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” of course, but also Frank Loesser’s “Where’s Charley?” and Irving Berlin’s “Miss Liberty.”
8/25 “Over That Rainbow”
It’s the rainbow sung about in “The Wizard of Oz,” of course — the MGM classic that’s now celebrating its 75th anniversary. Our guest is Ernie Harburg, son of lyricist Yip Harburg, the man who wrote the “Oz” score with Harold Arlen.
9/1 “Unrequitedly Yours”
If you’ve ever gotten dumped in a romance, or you’ve ever fallen hard for someone who didn’t return your affection … this hour is for you!
9/8 “A Visit with Sheldon Harnick  (Part 1)”
In celebration of the 5oth anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof” — and Harnick’s 90th birthday — we begin a three-part conversation with the master lyricist.
9/15 “A Visit with Sheldon Harnick  (Part 2)”
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof,” our conversation continues with the great lyricist of “Fiddler,” “She Loves Me” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fiorello!”
9/22 “A Visit with Sheldon Harnick  (Part 3)”
The concluding portion of our conversation with the lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof” — just in time for “Fiddler’s” 50th anniversary.

Footlight Parade programming © 2014 Bill Rudman. All rights reserved.

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