The second of a three-part program featuring legendary composer Richard Rodgers, known for OKLAHOMA!, BABES IN ARMS, PAL JOEY, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. On what was then the fifth anniversary of his passing, this tribute explores Rodgers entire career focusing on his most noteworthy collaborations with wordsmiths Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. The episode employs rarely heard songs and “off-the-beaten track” performances. Part Two focuses on Rodgers’ work with lyricist, Lorenz Hart. In an archival interview with Arnold Michaelis, Rodgers discusses the inspiration for “My Heart Stood Still.”
Featured songs: “THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE,” “WHERE THE HUDSON RIVER FLOWS,” “MY HEART STOOD STILL,” “A TREE IN THE PARK,” “IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER,” “I’VE GOTTA GET BACK TO NEW YORK,” THE LADY IS A TRAMP,” and “WAY OUT WEST ON WEST END AVENUE.”
Originally produced and broadcast in 1984. 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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