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Musical Theatre Melodies - 5th January - "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 5th January at 9 p.m. will feature a 110th Anniversary tribute to George M. Cohan's Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway, from the 1959 U.S.-T.V. broadcast recording starring Tammy Grimes, Larry Blyden, Russell Nype and David Burns, with Howard St. John, Polly Rowles and Diana Millay.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature archival recordings from 1911 and 1940 of George M. Cohan performing his own songs, together with recordings of his first wife, Ethel Levey and Al Jolson singing Cohan songs.

This will be followed by orchestral and vocal selections from Cohan's musicals, including Little Johnny Jones (1904), George Washington, Jr. (1906), The Talk of New York (1908), Fifty Miles from Boston (1908), The Man Who Owns Broadway (1909) and Little Nellie Kelly (1922), performed by The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra conducted by Rick Benjamin.

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