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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 1st May - A Tribute to Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz featuring "Inside U.S.A.", "The Band Wagon" & "Revenge with Music"

Rob Morrison's next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast on Tuesday, 1st May at 9 p.m. will feature a tribute to songwriters Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz commencing with a 70th Anniversary celebration of their revue Inside U.S.A. from recordings by the original 1948 Broadway cast members, Jack Haley and Beatrice Lillie, plus additional 'cover' recordings by Pearl Bailey, Perry Como and Billy Williams.

This will be followed by song and orchestral selections from Schwartz and Dietz’s revue The Band Wagon featuring original 1931 Broadway cast members, Fred and Adele Astaire, with Arthur Schwartz at the piano and Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, plus additional studio recordings by George Britton and Mary Martin.

The programme will conclude with selections from Schwartz and Dietz’s 1934 musical Revenge with Music from a 1950 episode of the U.S. N.B.C. radio series "The Railroad Hour" starring Gordon MacRae and Nadine Conner with Joe Vitali, Jeanette Nolan, Marvin Miller and the Norman Luboff choir.


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