Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 29th March - "St. Louis Woman"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 29th March at 9 p.m. will feature a 70th Anniversary tribute to Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's St. Louis Woman, (based on the novel God Sends Sunday by Arna Bontemps), from the original 1946 Broadway cast recording starring Pearl Bailey, Harold Nicholas, Ruby Hill, June Hawkins and Robert Pope; plus additional songs from the 1998 N.Y.C.C. Encores! revival cast recording starring Vanessa Williams, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Chuck Cooper and Helen Goldsby.

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

And the programme will conclude with a selection of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer songs.