Book, Music And Lyrics

Six programmes in which Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings - some familiar, some less well known.

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Episodes

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01New Shows, Older Voices19981222
01New Shows, Older Voices19981222
02New Shows, Newer Voices19981223
02New Shows, Newer Voices19981223
03Ziegfeld Follies Of 193619981224
03Ziegfeld Follies Of 193619981224
04The Show Is On19981229

A look at one of the most intriguing Broadway revues: a show that drew on the services of nearly every notable composer in the golden age of American songwriting, and the comic talents of Bert Lahr and Beatrice Lillie as well.

04The Show Is On19981229

A look at one of the most intriguing Broadway revues: a show that drew on the services of nearly every notable composer in the golden age of American songwriting, and the comic talents of Bert Lahr and Beatrice Lillie as well.

05In Memoriam: Ben Bagley And Jerome Robbins19981230

A tribute to two musical theatre notables who died this year: Broadway's greatest director-choreographer and the creator of the Revisited record series which preserved hundreds of fine and neglected songs.

05In Memoriam: Ben Bagley And Jerome Robbins19981230

A tribute to two musical theatre notables who died this year: Broadway's greatest director-choreographer and the creator of the Revisited record series which preserved hundreds of fine and neglected songs.

06Clowns19981231

A tribute to some musical comedy people who really were comic - and music as well: Fanny Brice, Zero Mostel, Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Sid Caesar and others.

06Clowns19981231

A tribute to some musical comedy people who really were comic - and music as well: Fanny Brice, Zero Mostel, Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Sid Caesar and others.