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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 10th May - "The Most Happy Fella"- part 2

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 10th May at 9 p.m. will conclude the 60th Anniversary tribute to Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, (based on Sidney Howard's They Knew What They Wanted), with the remainder of Acts 2 & 3 from the original 1956 "complete" Broadway cast recording starring Robert Weede with Jo Sullivan, Art Lund, Susan Johnson, Shorty Long and Mona Paulee.

This will be followed by a profile of songwriter, Frank Loesser, by New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist - Peter Filichia, (via Skype), which will precede a selection of demo recordings featuring Loesser, Maxine Andrews and others, performing songs from his respective scores of Guys and Dolls, Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, (including songs that were ultimately "cut" from or modified in the subsequent Broadway productions.)

 

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