Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 22nd September - "The Vagabond King" & "Sunny"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 22nd September at 9 p.m. will feature a 90th Anniversary tribute to Rudolf Friml, William H. Post and Brian Hooker's The Vagabond King, (based on the romance If I Were King by Justin McCarthy), from the 1961 London studio cast recording starring Edwin Steffe, Dorothy Dorrow, Freda Larsen, Lissa Gray and John Larsen, with additional songs from the score recorded by Mario Lanza and Judith Raskin in 1959; plus an archival recording from a 1941 Australian radio broadcast featuring the star of the original 1928 Australian J.C. Williamson production, Strella Wilson, singing "Some Day".

This will be followed by a 90th Anniversary tribute to Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II's Sunny, from the 1952 U.S. NBC "Railroad Hour" radio series episode starring Gordon McRae and Virginia Haskins.

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