Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 25th Nov - "Fiorello!" introduced by Sheldon Harnick

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 25th November at 9 p.m. will feature Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Fiorello!, (based on the life and times of former New York City mayor, Fiorello La Guardia), from the original 1959 Broadway cast recording starring Tom Bosley, Patricia Wilson, Ellen Hanley, Howard Da Silva, Bob Holiday, Nathaniel Frey, Eileen Rodgers and Pat Stanley.

This will be preceded by an interview, (via telephone from New York), with the 90 years-young Tony Award winning lyricist and songwriter - Sheldon Harnick.

And will be followed by demo recordings of two songs "cut" from the score of Fiorello! performed by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, plus demo recordings of songs from the score of their first Broadway musical The Body Beautiful performed by Bock and Harnick, Susan Watson, Leigh Beery and Margery Gray (Mrs. Sheldon Harnick.)