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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 10th January - "Finian's Rainbow"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 10th January at 9 p.m. will feature a 70th Anniversary tribute to Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg's Finian's Rainbow, from the 1947 original Broadway cast recording starring Ella Logan, Donald Richards, David Wayne and the Lyn Murray Singers, plus additional songs and instrumental music from the 2009 Broadway revival cast recording starring Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson and Christopher Fitzgerald.

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

The remainder of the broadcast will feature E.Y. Harburg performing songs from Finian's Rainbow (including the "cut" number "Don't Pass Me By"); plus song selections from Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg's Bloomer Girl, from the 1944 original Broadway cast recording starring Celeste Holm, David Brooks, Richard Huey, Joan McCracken and Dooley Wilson.