Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 27th October - "Jolson - The Musical"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 27th October at 9 p.m. will feature a 20th Anniversary tribute to Jolson - The Musical, (based on the life of Al Jolson), from the 1995 original West End cast "live - in performance" recording made at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London starring Brian Conley with Sally Ann Triplett, John Bennett, John Conroy, Brian Greene, Craig Stevenson, David Bacon, Julie Armstrong, Alison Carter and Helen McNee.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, (via telephone from London), by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The program will conclude with a selection of original Al Jolson recordings made between 1911 to 1916, including songs from the Broadway productions of Vera Violetta, Honeymoon Express, Dancing Around and Robinson Crusoe, Jr.