Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 22nd March - "Mr. Wonderful" & Leslie Bricusse interview

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 22nd March at 9 p.m. will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener and George Weiss's Mr. Wonderful, from the original 1956 Broadway cast recording starring Sammy Davis Jr., (in his Broadway debut), the Will Mastin Trio, Jack Carter, Pat Marshall and Olga James, with Chita Rivera and Hal Loman.

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

And will be followed by an interview (via telephone) with award-winning composer/ lyricist/ librettist Leslie Bricusse talking about his 30 year friendship with Sammy Davis Jr. and the up-coming pre-West End U.K. tryout tour of his tribute musical Sammy starring Giles Terera; plus a selection of Sammy's recordings of Bricusse and Newley songs.

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