Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 25th March - "Funny Girl"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 25th March at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's Funny Girl, (inspired by the life story of Fanny Brice), from the original 1964 Broadway cast recording starring Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton, John Lankston and Kay Medford.

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

And will be followed by additional songs written by Styne and Merrill for the 1968 film version, plus a selection of Fanny Brice's original recordings of the 1920s and '30s, including songs and sketches featured in the Ziegfeld Follies and a 'Baby Snooks' comedy routine from a 1939 U.S. radio broadcast.