BPN Logo
BPN Logo
98 Vincent Youmans III

Anything Goes

98 Vincent Youmans III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring musical theater historian Alfred Simon discussing iconic composer Vincent Youmans, best known for writing the hit song “TEA FOR TWO.” On what would have been Youmans’ 83rd birthday, this tribute explores the composer’s prolific career and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his untimely death.

28 mins
Feb 12

About

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring musical theater historian Alfred Simon discussing iconic composer Vincent Youmans, best known for writing the hit song “TEA FOR TWO.” On what would have been Youmans’ 83rd birthday, this tribute explores the composer’s prolific career and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his untimely death. The episode includes songs from TAKE A CHANCE and FLYING DOWN TO RIO. Additionally, there is a bonus tribute to composer George Gershwin and features music from OF THEE I SING, PORGY AND BESS, and LADY BE GOOD.

Featured songs: “I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,” “RISE AND SHINE,” “MUSIC MAKES ME,” “CARIOCA,” “FLYING DOWN TO RIO,” “HELLO, GOOD MORNING,” “PORGY AND BESS,” “FASCINATING RHYTHM” and “TEA FOR TWO.”

Originally produced and broadcast in 1981. For more information go to AnythingGoesPL.com or BPN.FM/Anything Goes. Theme music arranged by Bruce Coughlin. Anything Goes – Backstage with Broadway’s Best – is produced and hosted by Paul Lazarus.

© Broadway Podcast Network, All Rights Reserved