Guest hosted by Jeff Lunden, this is the first of a three-part program paying tribute to iconic lyricist Ira Gershwin known for his collaborations with his brother George, Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen, to name a few, and his numerous Broadway shows including FUNNY FACE, GIRL CRAZY, PORGY AND BESS and OF THEE I SING. This episode features a tribute to Gershwin as star-studded guests share personal anecdotes and perform his songs including Hal David, Margaret Whiting, Cab Calloway, Jonathan Sprague, Priscilla Baskerville, and Bruton Lane.
Featured songs: “MY SHIP,” “SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME,” “IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO,” “BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW,” “OF THEE I SING,” and “PUT ME TO THE TEST.”
Originally produced and broadcast in 1983. 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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