Guest hosted by Jeff Lunden, this is the second 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 the second half of a tribute to Gershwin as star-studded guests share personal anecdotes and perform Ira’s songs including Tony Bennett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Arthur Schwartz, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland (via a movie clip), Tommy Tune and Twiggy.
Featured songs: “THEY ALL LAUGHED,” “LADY BE GOOD,” “WHO CARES?” “EMBRACEABLE YOU,” “BUT NOT FOR ME,” “THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY,” “LETS CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF,” and “LOVE IS HERE TO STAY.”
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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