Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 12th April - "On Your Toes"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 12th April at 9 p.m. will feature an 80th Anniversary tribute to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's On Your Toes, from the 1954 Broadway revival cast recording starring Bobby Van and Elaine Stritch, with Ben Astar, Kay Coulter, Joshua Shelley, Jack & Eleanor Williams and David Winters; plus the ballet score of "La Princess Zenobia" interpolated from the 1983 Broadway revival cast recording conducted by John Mauceri.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical (via Skype) from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist - Peter Filichia.

The programme will conclude with a 1939 episode of the CBS radio series "Tune-Up Time" hosted by Walter O'Keefe with special guests, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart talking about their songs and introducing performances by Kay Thompson, Ray Heatherton and Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra.