Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 12th May - "Flora, the Red Menace"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 12th May at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb's Flora, the Red Menace, (based on the novel "Love is Just Around the Corner" by Lester Atwell), from the original 1965 Broadway cast recording starring Liza Minnelli, (in her Tony Award-winning Broadway debut), Mary Louise Wilson, Cathryn Damon, Stephanie Hill, James Cresson, Dortha Duckworth, Robert Kaye, Joe E. Marks and Bob Dishy.

This will be preceded by a 'live' telephone introduction to the musical from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist - Peter Filichia.

The remainder of the broadcast will include selections from the recordings of the 1972 U.S. T.V. concert Liza with a Z and the 1974 Liza Minnelli Live at the Winter Garden New York concert, featuring Liza singing further songs by Kander and Ebb.