Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 1st December - "Pipe Dream"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 1st December at 9 p.m. will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, (based on the novel Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck), from the 1955 original Broadway cast recording starring Helen Traubel, William Johnson and Judy Tyler, with Mike Kellin and G.D. Wallace; plus additional numbers and alternate versions of songs from the 2012 New York City Center Encores! "live" concert cast recording.

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 feature the 1954 album Richard Rodgers Conducts Richard Rodgers, with the New York Philharmonic playing orchestral arrangements of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Victory at Sea - Symphonic Scenario, Richard Rodgers Waltzes, The March of the Siamese Children and The Carousel Waltz.