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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).

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Options February 28, 2020: Like a pair of arms that burst with song

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Bugs Bunny  Long-Haired Hare   Options Bugs Bunny On Broadway - Original Broadway Recording  Warner Records  1990  Music: Carl Stalling, Giachino Rossini, Arthur Schwartz, Gustav Luders, Herman Hupfeld, Gaetano Donizetti, Richard Wagner, Franz von Suppé & Jule Styne Lyrics: Cesare Sterbini, Leo Robin, Salvadore Cammarano, Richard Wagner, Franz von Suppé, Leonhard Kohl von Kohlenegg & Sammy Cahn 
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The Linden Singers & New World Show Orchestra  Manchuko   Options Ivor Novello: Glamorous Night/Careless Rapture/The Dancing Years  Editions Audiovisuel Beulah  2018  Music: Ivor Novello Lyrics: Christopher Hassall 
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Mary Hegarty  The Violin Began to Play   Options Musicality of Novello  Jay Records  2019  Music: Ivor Novello Lyrics: Christopher Hassall 
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Yvonne Kenny & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra  What'll I Do?   Options Make Believe  ABC Classics  2002  Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin 
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The Victor Light Opera Company  Gems from Follow Thru   Options Songs from Early Broadway Musicals (Recorded 1925-1929) [Encore 4]  Vintage  1929  Music: Ray Henderson Lyrics: B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown 
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Charles Young  In Salzkammergut   Options The White Horse Inn  His Master's Voice   1959  Music: Ralph Benatzky & Robert Stolz Lyrics: Harry Graham, Irving Caesar & Robert Gilbert 
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Austin Pendleton  The Last Sweet Days of Isaac   Options The Last Sweet Days of Isaac - Original Off-Broadway Cast  Masterworks Broadway  1970  Music: Nancy Ford Lyrics: Gretchen Cryer 
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David Cryer  All Alone   Options Now Is the Time for All Good Men (Original Cast Album)  Masterworks Broadway  1967  Music: Nancy Ford Lyrics: Gretchen Cryer 
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Ty McConnell & Gilbert Price  The Passing of Time   Options Promenade (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)  Masterworks Broadway  1969  Music: Rev. Al Carmines Lyrics: María Irene Fornés 
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Idina Menzel  Louie   Options See What I Wanna See (World Premiere Recording)  Ghostlight  2005  Music & Lyrics: Michael John LaChiusa 
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Cezary Skubiszewski  Bran Nue Dae   Options FilmWorks - Original Soundtrack Music  Albert Music  2010  Music by Cezary Skubiszewski 
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Marla Schaffel   Painting Her Portrait   Options Jane Eyre: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  Masterworks Broadway  2000  Music & Lyrics: Paul Gordon 
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Howard McGillin  Think Big   Options Late Nite Comic 20th Anniversary Edition  Brian Gari  2007  Music & Lyrics: Brian Gari 
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Renaud Hantson  L'envie d'aimer   Options Opera Rock  Rebel  2011  Music: Pascal Obispo Lyrics: Lionel Florence & Patrice Guirao 
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The Who  Dig   Options The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend  Atlantic  1989  Music & Lyrics: Pete Townshend 
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Bad Girls the Musical - Original London Cast  One Moment   Options Bad Girls the Musical (Original London Cast Recording)  Exallshow Ltd  2007  Music & Lyrics: Kath Gotts 
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Kevin Earley  I Thought That I Could Live   Options Death Takes a Holiday  P.S. Classics  2011  Music & Lyrics: Maury Yeston 
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Original Cast of 21 Chump Street  What the Heck I Gotta Do   Options 21 Chump Street - The Musical  5000 Broadway Productions, Inc.  2014  Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda 
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Sammy Davis Jr.  Sing You Sinners   Options Mr. Wonderful (Original Cast Recording)  Magic Gold Records  1956  Music & Lyrics: Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener & George David Weiss 
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Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey  The World Is In My Arms   Options The Song Is You  RCA  1994  Music: Burton Lane Lyrics: Yip Harburg 
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Johnny Mathis  April in Paris   Options Johnny Mathis in Person: Recorded Live at Las Vegas  Columbia Records  1971  Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: Yip Harburg 
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Jake Boyd, Farah Alvin & Natalie Venetia Belcon  Second-Hand Smoke   Options The Last Smoker In America (Original Cast Recording)  Yellow Sound Label  2012  Music: Peter Melnick Lyrics: Bill Russell 
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Robert Bloch & Nell Snaidas  Mayn Goldele   Options Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage, Vol. 3  Milken Archive  2007  Music: Joseph Rumshinsky Lyrics: Louis Gilrod 
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Deanna Durbin  It Doesn't Cost You Anything to Dream   Options Up in Central Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  Soundtrack Classics  1948  Music: Sigmund Romberg Lyrics: Dorothy Fields 
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Dorothy Fields  (Hey) Big Spender   Options An Evening With Dorothy Fields  DRG Records  1998  Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields 
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Linda Hopkins  Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out   Options Me and Bessie  Linda Hopkins  1976  Music & Lyrics: Jimmy Cox 
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Fred Barton  Take Me, Please   Options Miss Gulch Returns  FAB Music/Original Cast Records  1986  Music & Lyrics: Fred Barton 
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Eydie Gormé  Just My Luck   Options Two On The Aisle  United Artists Ultra Audio  1963  Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics:    1:51:46 (Pop‑up)
J. Harold Murray  Rio Rita/The Rangers' Song   Options Originals - Musical Comedy 1909-1935  Masterworks Broadway  2011  Music: Harry Tierney Lyrics: Joseph McCarthy 
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Eric Comstock  A Hundred Years From Today   Options Young Man of Manhattan  Harbinger  1997  Music: Victor Young Lyrics: Joseph McCarthy 
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Lena Horne  I Got a Name   Options Live on Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music  Qwest Records  1981  Music: Charles Fox Lyrics; Norman Gimbel 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm WR:

Porky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm WR:

Bugs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Bronwyn Bishop:

WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Cmurtha:

You know, this reminds me that Loony Tunes will forever be associated with Barber of Seville in my head. Much like Madam Butterfly will be associated with the simpsons forever in my head. Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm WR:

Elmer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Cmurtha!! I <3 Looney Tunes for introducing so many people to opera
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm doctorjazz:

Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi doctorjazz!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm WR:

Stokowski?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm WR:

One studio for infected, one for those who think they are not yet infected.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Cmurtha:

Today is the second time I've heard of studio C, after thinking it was just A, and B (which I only knew about because of construction stuff last year).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Cmurtha:

this song is so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm WR:

Seems I recall the " take good care of yourself you belong to me" tune was in a cartoon as well, maybe Betty Boop or maybe just in my head...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Cmurtha:

Could be. Though I think it may be just like how "I wanna be bad" was (originally?) song by the woman who Betty Boop was modeled off of Helen Kane. But, I don't know.
  7:33pm Listener TerryT:

Did you know that Gretchen Cryer is Jon Cryer's Mom?
  7:35pm Listener Terry:

(D'oh! No T at the end of my handle)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi First Nighters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Cmurtha:

I am going to keep pretending they wrote only a single musical/play about all those items, rather than them having written a musical about each of those things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Webhamster Henry:

Jon is an excellent Lex Luthor on SUPERGIRL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Henry!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@Cmurtha: A musical where Abraham Lincoln, Gertrude Stein, Aristophanes and Saint Joan team up to save Christmas from Winnie the Pooh, and along the way Abe/Aristophanes and Gertrude/Joan fall in love and get into gay relationships
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Cmurtha:

You know, that's oddly close to what I imagined. Only the Villain was Gertrude, because there's something comic about imaging her and Lincoln brawling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I love it! Great minds!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Cmurtha:

I feel like, if you didn't lose her at "What do I gotta do to be with you" following it up with LOLOLOLOL did not help the cause. Oh man, this boy be simping. Fun song though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Cmurtha:

Damn, that one was a hell of a ride.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Webhamster Henry:

All those 92nd St Y "An Evening With" shows are worth coming back to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm WR:

Someone played a period recording of Hey Big Spender this week. Listening to this I thought it was Male vocalist, and looked and bing bing bing it is lyricist Fields herself. My head is spinning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I love that they do a "Lyrics and Lyricists" series! Lyricists never get the spotlight and I appreciate the Y for trying to correct that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Webhamster Henry:

I actually have Miss Gulch! It's funnier than I thought it'd be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@WR: I thought it was a man too at first and thought "who is this dude stealing Dorothy's spotlight." (sorry Dorothy)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm WR:

And more spinning realizing that I am referring to the 60s as "period"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Cmurtha:

thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm diciassette:

Ahoy and thank you! I've been listening in bed a la Scraps (Hmmm where has Scraps been?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks Bronwyn! Have a great Marathon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Thanks for listening darlings!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

OT! OT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm diciassette:

はい !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Webhamster Henry:

BIG BROADWAY FINISH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm WR:

Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm WR:

Eh, you're still streaming? Lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm WR:

Since the playlist is closed will have to listen to your announcements closely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm WR:

Never mind. I see you got them in the list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm WR:

PS: the Milkin Archive website is a major rabbit hole, so much detail!
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