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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 5th July - The Broadway Musicals of 1926

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 5th July at 9 p.m. will pay a 90th Anniversary tribute to The Broadway Musicals of 1926, featuring songs from The Desert Song, Oh, Kay!, Americana, Betsy, Queen High, The Garrick Gaieties of 1926, The Girl Friend, Peggy Ann, The Merry World and Castles in the Air, from the 2004 New York Town Hall "live" concert recording; created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel with singers Nancy Anderson, Bill Daugherty, Marc Kudisch, Eddie Korbich, Nancy Opel and Sutton Foster.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the concert, (which he produced for CD for the Bayview Recording Company), by Australian Musical Theatre historian Peter Pinne via telephone from Brisbane.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature vintage 1926 recordings of medleys from the musicals The Girl Friend, Queen High, Honeymoon Lane, Oh, Kay!, The Desert Song and Peggy-Ann, as performed by the HMV Light Opera Company, Gaiety Musical Comedy Chorus, Victor Light Opera Company and the Columbia Light Opera Company.