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Musical Theatre Melodies - 28th April - "Sheldon Harnick in Revue" introduced by Sheldon Harnick

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 28th April at 9 p.m. will pay tribute to Sheldon Harnick in Revue, featuring the early revue and cabaret songs of Sheldon Harnick featured in such shows as the Northwestern University's Look Who's Talking! (1950), and on Broadway (and off-Broadway) in New Faces of 1952, Two's Company (1952), John Murray Anderson's Almanac (1953), Ben Bagley's Shoestring Revue (1955) and Vintage '60, (1960), as performed by Charlotte Rae, Alice Ghostley, Hiram Sherman, Hermione Gingold, Hugh Martin, Betty Garrett and Sheldon himself joined by wife, Margery Gray and Mary Louise.

This will be followed by selections from David Baker and Sheldon Harnick's Smiling the Boy Fell Dead, from the 1961 cast album featuring Danny Meehan and Claiborne Cary, together with a demo recording featuring Harnick and Baker.

Rob will be joined on the broadcast, (via telephone from New York), by the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist and songwriter - Sheldon Harnick, who will discuss his family background, early influences, musical training, inspirations to take up song writing and early career, and will introduce the songs with accompanying anecdotes.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature excerpts from An Evening with Sheldon Harnick, recorded "live" in concert in New York on February 14, 1971, as part of the Lyrics and Lyricists series.