Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 13th October - "Jubilee"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 13th October at 9 p.m. will feature an 80th Anniversary tribute to Cole Porter's Jubilee, from the 1951 U.S. NBC "Railroad Hour" radio series episode starring Gordon McRae and Dorothy Kirsten with Bea Benaderet, Joseph Kerns, Carlton Young, Janet Waldo and Ted Osbourne; plus  additional songs from the score performed by Cole Porter himself taken from his original 1935 demo. recordings of the show.

This will be followed by excerpts from archival radio interviews of Cole Porter recalling "moments and notables in his career," including Mary Martin, Danny Kaye and Ethel Merman performing songs from his scores of (respectively) Leave It to Me (1938), Let's Face It (1941) and Anything Goes (1934).

The program will conclude with a selection of Overtures from Cole Porter musicals played by the London Sinfonietta conducted by John McGlinn.