On this week’s episode, Rob and Jamie go in deep with all things “Mack & Mabel”, discussing Jerry Herman’s legendary flop as it returns to New York for the first time in 46 years with a new production at New York City Center’s Encores! They speak with Jack Viertel, Artistic Director of Encores!; book reviser Francine Pascal, sister of the late bookwriter Michael Stewart; Rob Berman, long time musical director at Encores!; Josh Rhodes, director and choreographer of this new production; and actors Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha, and Lilli Cooper. Time heals everything … but loving “Mack & Mabel”!
This week’s music: “Overture”,“When Mabel Comes in the Room”, ”Time Heals Everything”, “I Won’t Send Roses”, “Movies Were Movies”, “I Want to Make the World Laugh”, “Tap Your Troubles Away”, “Look What Happened To Mabel”, from the Original Cast Recording, Alexandra Socha singing, “I Won’t Send Roses, reprise”, and “Hit ‘Em on the Head”, from the 1995 London Cast Recording.
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Jamie Du Mont