The first of a three-part program featuring Broadway lyricist and librettist, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, the writer behind such iconic works as FINIAN’S RAINBOW, JAMAICA, and the film musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Known as the “Master of Whimsy” and “Broadway’s Social Conscience,” Harburg describes his lyric writing process and the way he tailors songs to particular performers. He even sings some of his own works, including a cut song from THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Featured songs: “Something Sort Of Grandish,” “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime,” “Satan’s Lil Lamb,” “I Like The Likes Of You,” “You’re A Builder Upper,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” and “If I Only Had A Heart.”
Originally produced and broadcast in 1980. For more information go to AnythingGoesPL.com or BPN.FM/Anything Goes. Theme music arranged by Bruce Coughlin. Associate producer Jeff Lunden. Anything Goes – Backstage with Broadway’s Best – is produced and hosted by Paul Lazarus.
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