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Based on the popular 1980s radio series produced and hosted by award-winning director and producer, Paul Lazarus, ANYTHING GOES is a celebration of storytelling through song, past, present and future.

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115 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 3

115 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 3

The conclusion of a three-part program paying tribute to renowned lyricist Lorenz “Larry” Hart on what would have been his 87th birthday. Hart is perhaps best known for his collaborations with songwriting partner Richard Rodgers, who he worked with on 26 Broadway musicals including PAL JOEY and JUMBO.

32 mins
Jun 10
114 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 2

114 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 2

The second of a three-part program paying tribute to renowned lyricist Lorenz “Larry” Hart on what would have been his 87th birthday. Hart is perhaps best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, who he worked with on 26 Broadway musicals including PAL JOEY and PEGGY-ANN.

28 mins
Jun 3
113 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 1

113 Lorenz Hart 87th Birthday Tribute 1

The first of a three-part program paying tribute to renowned lyricist Lorenz “Larry” Hart on what would have been his 87th birthday. Hart is perhaps best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, who he worked with on 26 Broadway musicals including Pal Joey and On Your Toes.

27 mins
May 27
112 Frank Loesser 2

112 Frank Loesser 2

The second of a two-part program featuring legendary theatre creator Frank Loesser, best known for writing three extraordinary Broadway musicals: GUYS AND DOLLS, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.

38 mins
May 20
111 Frank Loesser 1

111 Frank Loesser 1

The first of a two-part program featuring legendary theatre creator Frank Loesser, best known for writing three extraordinary Broadway musicals: GUYS AND DOLLS, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.

36 mins
May 13
110 Hal Prince III

110 Hal Prince III

The conclusion of a three-part program paying tribute to legendary Broadway theatre director and producer Harold “Hal” Prince, known for among many other shows, WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and SWEENEY TODD.

32 mins
May 6
109 Hal Prince II

109 Hal Prince II

The second of a three-part program paying tribute to legendary Broadway director and producer Harold “Hal” Prince, known for among many other shows, WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and SWEENEY TODD.

32 mins
Apr 29
108 Hal Prince I

108 Hal Prince I

This is the first of a three-part program paying tribute to legendary Broadway director and producer Harold “Hal” Prince, known for among many other shows, WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and SWEENEY TODD.

29 mins
Apr 22
107 Ethel Merman III

107 Ethel Merman III

The conclusion of a three-part program paying tribute to the extraordinary Ethel Merman, known for starring in Broadway shows like CALL ME MADAM, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GYPSY.

32 mins
Apr 15
106 Ethel Merman II

106 Ethel Merman II

The second of a three-part program paying tribute to the extraordinary Ethel Merman, known for starring in Broadway shows like CALL ME MADAM, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GYPSY. This episode includes archival material with Merman discussing her collaborations with icons like Jimmy Durante and Irving Berlin.

32 mins
Apr 8
105 Ethel Merman I

105 Ethel Merman I

This is the first of a three-part program paying tribute to the extraordinary Ethel Merman, known for starring in Broadway shows like CALL ME MADAM, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GYPSY.

33 mins
Apr 1
104 Stanley Silverman III

104 Stanley Silverman III

The conclusion of a three-part series featuring extraordinary composer Stanley Silverman, known for his cutting-edge music/theatre collaborations with director Richard Foreman. In this program, Silverman discusses working with Foreman and features music from their shows, DR.

31 mins
Mar 25
103 Stanley Silverman II

103 Stanley Silverman II

The second of a three-part series featuring extraordinary composer Stanley Silverman, known for his cutting-edge music/theatre collaborations with director Richard Foreman. Silverman discusses his early career and creative process with Foreman.

31 mins
Mar 18
102 Stanley Silverman I

102 Stanley Silverman I

The first of a three-part series featuring extraordinary composer Stanley Silverman, known for his cutting-edge music/theatre collaborations with director Richard Foreman. Silverman discusses his early career and why he became a composer.

30 mins
Mar 11
101 Ira Gershwin III

101 Ira Gershwin III

Guest hosted by Jeff Lunden, this is the conclusion 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.

31 mins
Mar 4
100 Ira Gershwin II

100 Ira Gershwin II

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.

32 mins
Feb 26
99 Ira Gershwin I

99 Ira Gershwin I

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.

30 mins
Feb 19
98 Vincent Youmans III

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
97 Vincent Youmans II

97 Vincent Youmans II

The second 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”.

32 mins
Feb 5
96 Vincent Youmans I

96 Vincent Youmans I

The first 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 early life and prolific career.

32 mins
Jan 29
95 Peaslee and Clarke II

95 Peaslee and Clarke II

Guest hosted by Associate Producer Jeff Lunden, this is the conclusion of a two-part program featuring director/choreographer Martha Clarke and composer Richard Peaslee. Clarke is known as one of the founders of Pilobolus Dance Theater, and Peaslee for composing scores to such shows as Peter Brook’s MARAT/SADE and TELL ME LIES.

32 mins
Jan 22
94 Peaslee and Clarke I

94 Peaslee and Clarke I

Guest hosted by Associate Producer Jeff Lunden, this is the first of a two-part program featuring director/choreographer Martha Clarke and composer Richard Peaslee. Clarke is known as one of the founders of Pilobolus Dance Theater, and Peaslee for composing scores to such shows as Peter Brook’s MARAT/SADE and TELL ME LIES.

35 mins
Jan 15
93 Richard Rodgers III

93 Richard Rodgers III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring legendary composer Richard Rodgers, known for OKLAHOMA!, BABES IN ARMS, PAL JOEY, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

30 mins
Jan 8
92 Richard Rodgers II

92 Richard Rodgers II

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.

31 mins
Jan 1
91 Richard Rodgers I

91 Richard Rodgers I

The first 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.

30 mins
12/25/23
90 William Finn II

90 William Finn II

The conclusion of a two-part program featuring talented composer-lyricist William Finn, known for his musicals FALSETTOS, A NEW BRAIN and SPELLING BEE. In this program, Finn discusses writing MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS and his collaboration with orchestrator Michael Starobin.

31 mins
12/18/23
89 William Finn I

89 William Finn I

The first of a two-part program featuring talented composer-lyricist William Finn, known for his musicals FALSETTOS, A NEW BRAIN and SPELLING BEE. In this program, Finn takes us through his early theatrical experiences as he discusses the unproduced show, JOCKS and his first produced show, IN TROUSERS.

36 mins
12/11/23
88 Robert Kimball III

88 Robert Kimball III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring noted musical theater historian, Robert Kimball discussing iconic songwriter Cole Porter’s 1930s shows. Porter’s best-known show from this period is the namesake for this podcast, ANYTHING GOES.

30 mins
12/4/23
87 Robert Kimball II

87 Robert Kimball II

The second of a three-part program featuring noted musical theater historian, Robert Kimball discussing iconic songwriter Cole Porter’s 1930s shows. Porter’s best-known show from this period is the namesake for this podcast, ANYTHING GOES.

31 mins
11/27/23
86 Robert Kimball I

86 Robert Kimball I

The first of a three-part program featuring noted musical theater historian, Robert Kimball discussing iconic songwriter Cole Porter’s 1930s shows. Porter’s best-known show from this period is the namesake for this podcast, ANYTHING GOES.

31 mins
11/20/23
85 Alan Menken III

85 Alan Menken III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring prolific composer Alan Menken, who began his storied career in the theater but is mostly known for his work on animated films such as THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN and ENCHANTED.

33 mins
11/13/23
84 Alan Menken II

84 Alan Menken II

The second of a three-part program featuring prolific composer Alan Menken, who began his storied career in the theater but is widely known for his work on animated films such as THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALLADIN and ENCHANTED.

28 mins
11/6/23
83 Alan Menken I

83 Alan Menken I

The first of a three-part program featuring prolific composer Alan Menken, who began his storied career in the theater but is mostly known for his work on animated films such as THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN and ENCHANTED.

30 mins
10/30/23
54 Jones and Schmidt III

54 Jones and Schmidt III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring legendary writing partners Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, known for such amazing shows as THE FANTASTICKS, I DO, I DO, and 110 IN THE SHADE.

29 mins
4/10/23
53 Jones and Schmidt II

53 Jones and Schmidt II

The second of a three-part program featuring legendary writing partners, lyricist and book writer, Tom Jones and composer, Harvey Schmidt, known for such amazing shows as THE FANTASTICKS, I DO, I DO, and 110 IN THE SHADE.

32 mins
4/3/23
52 Jones and Schmidt I

52 Jones and Schmidt I

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of THE FANTASTICKS, the first of a three-part program featuring legendary writing partners, lyricist and librettist, Tom Jones, and composer, Harvey Schmidt, known for such amazing shows as I DO, I DO, and 110 IN THE SHADE.

32 mins
3/27/23
51 Stephen Schwartz III

51 Stephen Schwartz III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, known for such celebrated shows as GODSPELL and PIPPIN. Schwartz discusses developing songs for THE BAKER’S WIFE and WORKING, along with his creative endeavors outside of Broadway.

32 mins
3/20/23
50 Stephen Schwartz II

50 Stephen Schwartz II

The second of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, known for such celebrated shows as GODSPELL and PIPPIN.

31 mins
3/13/23
49 Stephen Schwartz I

49 Stephen Schwartz I

The first of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, known for such celebrated shows as GODSPELL and PIPPIN. In this edition, Schwartz discusses his early days on Long Island, writing songs for BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, GODSPELL, and shares a song from PIPPIN-PIPPIN, the college version of PIPPIN.

31 mins
3/6/23
48 Burton Lane IV

48 Burton Lane IV

The conclusion of a four-part program featuring Broadway composer Burton Lane, known for such celebrated shows as FINIAN’S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, along with songs for over thirty films including ROYAL WEDDING and BABES IN ARMS.

50 mins
2/27/23
47 Burton Lane III

47 Burton Lane III

The third of a four-part program featuring Broadway composer Burton Lane, known for such celebrated shows as FINIAN’S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, along with songs for over thirty films including ROYAL WEDDING and BABES IN ARMS.

33 mins
2/20/23
46 Burton Lane II

46 Burton Lane II

The second of a four-part program featuring Broadway composer Burton Lane, known for such celebrated shows as FINIAN’S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, along with songs for over thirty films including ROYAL WEDDING and BABES IN ARMS.

42 mins
2/13/23
45 Burton Lane I

45 Burton Lane I

The first of a four-part program featuring Broadway composer Burton Lane, known for such celebrated shows as FINIAN’S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, along with songs for over thirty films including ROYAL WEDDING and BABES IN ARMS.

45 mins
2/6/23
44 Hans Spialek II

44 Hans Spialek II

The conclusion of a two-part program featuring legendary Broadway orchestrator Hans Spialek, who orchestrated many of the most famous shows of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, including, THE NEW YORKERS, ON YOUR TOES and PAL JOEY, Spialek discusses his experiences and collaborations with such notable composers as George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Cole Porter.

34 mins
1/30/23
43 Hans Spialek I

43 Hans Spialek I

The first of a two-part program featuring legendary Broadway orchestrator Hans Spialek, who orchestrated many of the most famous shows of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, including, THE NEW YORKERS, ON YOUR TOES and PAL JOEY, Spialek discusses his experiences and collaborations with such notable composers as George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Cole Porter.

38 mins
1/23/23
42 Maury Yeston III

42 Maury Yeston III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring Tony-winning composer-lyricist, Maury Yeston who won Tony’s for both his Broadway musicals NINE and TITANIC. In this 30-minute segment, Yeston discusses several of the pop songs he has written along with detailing the creative process behind the score for NINE.

33 mins
1/16/23
41 Maury Yeston II

41 Maury Yeston II

The second of a three-part program featuring Tony-winning composer-lyricist, Maury Yeston who won Tony’s for both his Broadway musicals NINE and TITANIC.

31 mins
1/9/23
40 Maury Yeston I

40 Maury Yeston I

The first of a three-part program featuring Tony-winning composer-lyricist, Maury Yeston who won Tony’s for both his musicals NINE and TITANIC on Broadway.

31 mins
1/2/23
39 Micki Grant II

39 Micki Grant II

The conclusion of a two-part program featuring Broadway performer and composer-lyricist Micki Grant, known for her score to DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE, YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD, and her amazing contributions to WORKING.

39 mins
12/26/22
38 Micki Grant I

38 Micki Grant I

The first of a two-part program featuring Broadway performer and composer-lyricist Micki Grant, known for her scores to DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE, YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD, and her amazing contributions to WORKING.

31 mins
12/19/22
37 E.Y. Harburg III

37 E.Y. Harburg III

The conclusion 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.

29 mins
12/12/22
36 E.Y. Harburg II

36 E.Y. Harburg II

The second 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.

30 mins
12/5/22
35 E.Y. Harburg I

35 E.Y. Harburg I

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.

30 mins
11/28/22
34 Craig Carnelia III

34 Craig Carnelia III

The conclusion of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer-lyricist Craig Carnelia, known for IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?, and his contributions to WORKING under Stephen Schwartz.

29 mins
11/21/22
33 Craig Carnelia II

33 Craig Carnelia II

The second of a three-part program featuring Broadway composer-lyricist Craig Carnelia, known for his original score for IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?, and his contributions to WORKING under Stephen Schwartz.

34 mins
11/14/22
32 Craig Carnelia I

32 Craig Carnelia I

The first of a three-part program featuring composer-lyricist Craig Carnelia, known for his score to IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?, and his contributions to the innovative Broadway show, WORKING.

30 mins
11/7/22
31 Charles Strouse II

31 Charles Strouse II

The conclusion of a two-part program featuring Broadway composer, Charles Strouse, known for BYE BYE BIRDIE, GOLDEN BOY, ANNIE, APPLAUSE and THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’S.

37 mins
10/31/22
30 Charles Strouse I

30 Charles Strouse I

The first of a two-part program featuring Broadway composer, Charles Strouse, known for BYE BYE BIRDIE, GOLDEN BOY, ANNIE, and APPLAUSE. Strouse discusses his life and career, including his collaborations with lyricist Lee Adams, writer Michael Stewart, and director Gower Champion, as well as stars like Dick Van Dyke and Paul Lynde.

33 mins
10/24/22
29 Cy Coleman III

29 Cy Coleman III

The final installment of a three-part program featuring Broadway legend Cy Coleman, composer of SWEET CHARITY, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, BARNUM and countless pop hits.

31 mins
10/17/22
28 Cy Coleman II

28 Cy Coleman II

The second of a three-part program featuring Broadway legend Cy Coleman, composer of SWEET CHARITY, SEESAW, I LOVE MY WIFE and countless pop hits. Coleman discusses his life and career, including his collaborations with wordsmiths Dorothy Fields, Michael Stewart and Neil Simon as well as directors Joe Layton and Michael Bennett, among others.

30 mins
10/10/22
27 Cy Coleman I

27 Cy Coleman I

The first of a three-part program featuring Broadway legend Cy Coleman, composer of SWEET CHARITY, LITTLE ME, WILDCAT and countless pop hits. Coleman discusses his life and career, including his collaborations with wordsmiths Carolyn Leigh, Michael Stewart and Neil Simon as well as directors Bob Fosse and Michael Bennett, among others.

31 mins
10/3/22
02 Ethel Merman

02 Ethel Merman

Broadway’s greatest belter and star of GYPSY, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and CALL ME MADAM is honored with highlights from her 50-year career. From GIRL CRAZY to HELLO, DOLLY!, Merman dazzled audiences with her performances and powerful, brassy voice.

30 mins
3/14/22
01 The Making of "Sunday in the Park with George"

01 The Making of "Sunday in the Park with George"

Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and orchestrator Michael Starobin discuss the creation of their Pulitzer-prize winning musical. Hear Sondheim and Lapine talk about working with stars, Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

30 mins
3/7/22
26 Writers Perform Their Songs II

26 Writers Perform Their Songs II

Part two of a special program featuring some of Broadway’s greatest composers and lyricists talking about and performing their own songs. This episode includes performances by Cy Coleman, Peter Link, Harold Rome, Micki Grant, Frank Loesser, Stephen Schwartz, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Alan Menken, and Jule Styne.

30 mins
2/28/22
25 Writers Perform Their Songs I

25 Writers Perform Their Songs I

The first of a two-part program featuring some of Broadway’s greatest composers and lyricists speaking about and performing their own songs. This episode includes performances by Cole Porter, Craig Carnelia, Burton Lane, Alan Menken, Harold Arlen, Jerry Herman, Daniel Schreier & Michael Roth, Stephen Schwartz, and Sheldon Harnick.

30 mins
2/21/22
24 Dorothy Fields

24 Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields, daughter of comedy star, Lew Fields, lyricist and librettist of such stage classics as A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, SWEET CHARITY and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, along with numerous memorable films such as the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers SWING TIME and ROBERTA, discusses her life and career.

30 mins
2/14/22
23 E.Y. "Yip" Harburg

23 E.Y. "Yip" Harburg

E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, renowned lyricist and book writer for Broadway and film, the writer behind such iconic works as FINIAN’S RAINBOW, JAMAICA, and the film musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, recounts his illustrious career.

30 mins
2/7/22
22 Thomas Z. Shepard

22 Thomas Z. Shepard

Thomas Z. Shepard, legendary record producer whose countless cast albums include the Houston Grand Opera production of PORGY AND BESS, 1776, DAMES AT SEA, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, SWEENEY TODD, COMPANY, and much more, discusses his career.

30 mins
1/31/22
21 The Art of Orchestration

21 The Art of Orchestration

A look at The Art of Orchestration, featuring four of Broadway’s greatest: Robert Russell Bennett (Show Boat, Oklahoma), Hans Spialek (Anything Goes, On Your Toes), Jonathan Tunick (Company, Pacific Overtures), and Michael Starobin (Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George).

30 mins
1/24/22
20 Jones and Schmidt

20 Jones and Schmidt

Lyricist and bookwriter Tom Jones and composer Harvey Schmidt discuss their musical theatre collaborations, including their work on the long-running classic THE FANTASTICKS. Jones and Schmidt recount their early days and their collaborations on other shows such as 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO!

30 mins
1/17/22
19 Charles Strouse

19 Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse, legendary composer of ANNIE, APPLAUSE, GOLDEN BOY, and BYE BYE BIRDIE, recounts his illustrious career. He recalls his work with lyricist Lee Adams and iconic stars like Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, Lauren Bacall, Ray Bolger, and Sammy Davis Jr.

29 mins
1/10/22
18 Marc Blitzstein

18 Marc Blitzstein

Marc Blitzstein, composer and lyricist noted for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, THE AIRBORNE SYMPHONY, JUNO, and REGINA, discusses his life and work.

30 mins
1/3/22
17  The Making of "La Cage Aux Folles"

17 The Making of "La Cage Aux Folles"

A look at the making of the 1984 Tony Award-winning musical, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES based on the movie of the same name. Creators Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Herman, Arthur Laurents, and star George Hearn all discuss their involvement in the show.

29 mins
12/27/21
16 Jule Styne

16 Jule Styne

Excerpts from an interview with Jule Styne, famed composer of FUNNY GIRL, BELLS ARE RINGING, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, PETER PAN and Broadway classic GYPSY. Styne discusses his life and career and performs one of the first songs he ever wrote.

38 mins
12/20/21
15 Burton Lane

15 Burton Lane

Burton Lane, composer of such celebrated Broadway shows as FINIAN’S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, along with songs for over thirty films including ROYAL WEDDING and BABES IN ARMS, discusses his career.

30 mins
12/13/21
14 Richard Maltby, Jr.

14 Richard Maltby, Jr.

Richard Maltby, Jr., director and lyricist of such shows as STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, BABY, and the multi-award-winning Fats Waller tribute AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, discusses his career from his earliest beginnings.

30 mins
12/6/21
13 Sheldon Harnick

13 Sheldon Harnick

Sheldon Harnick, acclaimed writer of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FIORELLO!, SHE LOVES ME, THE ROTHSCHILDS, and more, shares highlights from his oevre. He speaks about his career beginnings after leaving the Army, the advice he got from his idol, E.Y.

30 mins
11/29/21
12 Jim Wann

12 Jim Wann

Jim Wann, composer, lyricist, and performer of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES talks about the Country and American Roots-influenced scores he brought to the stage.

30 mins
11/22/21
11 Maury Yeston

11 Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston, composer-lyricist of the Tony-winning musical NINE, talks about his score for the adaptation of Federico Fellini’s film, “8 1/2.” Yeston also discusses his incidental score and song for the original production of “Cloud Nine” Off- Broadway as well as some of the pop songs he has written.

30 mins
11/15/21
10 Kander and Ebb II

10 Kander and Ebb II

Part two of our conversation with John Kander and Fred Ebb, songwriters for such Broadway shows as WOMAN OF THE YEAR, 70, GIRLS, 70, THE RINK, THE HAPPY TIME, and ZORBA.

30 mins
11/8/21
09 Kander and Ebb I

09 Kander and Ebb I

John Kander and Fred Ebb, the writing team behind such shows as CHICAGO, CABARET, FLORA THE RED MENACE, are interviewed about their over twenty-year collaboration. They discuss how they first met, the early stages of their partnership, writing special material and how much they enjoy the time they spend writing together.

30 mins
11/1/21
08 Gretchen Cryer / Carol Hall

08 Gretchen Cryer / Carol Hall

Gretchen Cryer, writer of I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD, and Carol Hall, songwriter of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, speak about their careers on the musical theater stage.

30 mins
10/25/21
07 Joseph Stein

07 Joseph Stein

The legendary book writer of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE BAKER’S WIFE, Joseph Stein, shares his writing process and his insights into what contributes to a good book of a musical.

30 mins
10/18/21
06 Craig Carnelia

06 Craig Carnelia

Composer-lyricist Craig Carnelia talks IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, his contributions to WORKING under Stephen Schwartz, and an un-produced show titled, THE NEWCOMERS. Carnelia takes us through his songwriting process, including how shows evolve and songs are added even after the premiere.

30 mins
10/11/21
05  Comden and Green II

05 Comden and Green II

Betty Comden and Adolph Green walk us through BELLS ARE RINGING, SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING, FADE OUT – FADE IN, HALLELUJAH, BABY!, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, and A DOLL’S LIFE.

30 mins
10/4/21
04 Comden and Green I

04 Comden and Green I

Betty Comden and Adolph Green, famed musical theatre writing team discuss their careers.

30 mins
9/27/21
03 Stephen Schwartz

03 Stephen Schwartz

Twenty years before he wrote WICKED, Stephen Schwartz talks about GODSPELL, PIPPIN and other early shows. The composer-lyricist explains how he got his start on Broadway with the title song for BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, and even sits down at the piano to perform some of his most personal songs.

30 mins
9/20/21
Podcast Trailer

Podcast Trailer

Take a trip backstage with Broadway’s best – exclusive interviews with the leading creators of musical theatre. Based on the popular 1980s radio series produced and hosted by award-winning director and producer, Paul Lazarus, ANYTHING GOES is a celebration of storytelling through song, past, present and future.

2 mins
3/8/21

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