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Jeff D. posted a topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSGMT 1830/EDT 2:30PM GMT 1830/EDT 2:30PM BBC RADIO 3 UNITED KINGDOM 96K aac 128K MP3 48K aacPlus [This links to a 320K stream in the U.K. only] schedule 1830 2:30PM SPECIAL PROGRAM: With a Little Bit of Lerner Radio 3 in Concert Broadway maestro Larry Blank conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and a host of stars in a celebration of the genius of musical theatre lyricist Alan J Lerner in his centenary year. The concert features many of his best known songs from shows including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon and Camelot as well some little-known gems, with music by Frederick Loewe, Burton Lane, John Barry, Charles Strouse and Leonard Bernstein. Singers: Christine Andreas, David Bedella, Samantha Bond, Matt Ford, Ben Forster, Alex Hanson, Linzi Hateley, Rob Houchen, Alexia Khadime, Jamie Lambert, Julian Ovenden, Charlotte Page, Liz Robertson, Caroline Sheen, Rachel Tucker & the Guildford School of Acting Choir BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Larry Blank Hosts: Samantha Bond & Jamie Lambert. (2 hrs., 30 min.)
Jeff D. replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSI wonder how many these days know who Adelina Patti was, referenced in the Calamity Jane song (about the hat box)? Not many, I'm sure!
Jeff D. posted a topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSVery odd that Jeanette MacDonald's sister was Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald (Blossom Rock) who played "Grandmama" on the original The Addams Family. Nelson Eddy sang many major operatic roles including some unusual works such as Strauss' Feuersnot and Berg's Wozzeck, before he gave up opera for Hollywood and big bucks.