Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Little Bit of Broadway

My Fair Lady

In 1956, what many people feel is the most perfect musical ever written debuted.  Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, the story of a cockney flowergirl changed into a "lady" has been enchanting audiences ever since.  We are listening to the original cast recording this afternoon, with Julie Andrews in the role that made her a star in America.

Music Frederick Loewe

Lyrics Alan Jay Lerner
Book Alan Jay Lerner
Basis George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion

We are finishing off the time with selections from Brian Stokes Mitchell's latest album, Simply Broadway.
Feeling Good - Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd
Stars - Les Miserables
Some Other Time - On the Town

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