Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 10th December - "Follies"

Rob Morrison's "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 10th December at 9 p.m. will feature Stephen Sondheim's Follies, from the original 1971 Broadway cast recording, starring Alexis Smith, Gene Nelson, Dorothy Collins, John McMartin and Yvonne De Carlo with Fifi D'Orsay, Mary McCarty, Ethel Shutta, Arnold Moss, Michael Bartlett and Justine Johnston; plus additional and alternate songs from the original 1987 London cast recording, starring Diana Rigg, Julia McKenzie and Daniel Massey.

 

This will be preceded by a 'live' telephone introduction to the musical from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist Peter Filichia, who will share his reminiscences of seeing the original production during its pre-Broadway season in Boston.

 

The remainder of the broadcast will feature a further selection of songs from the Sondheim repertoire performed by Cleo Laine, Bernadette Peters and Australia's Geraldine Turner.