broadway musicals

# 378 - The JCS + Godspell Golden Pentecost Happy Hour


59:44 minutes (54.7 MB)

Tonight on the show, we celebrate the 50th Anniversaries of Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar with selected songs from each of the respective 1970s musicals. Godspell, composed by Stephen Schwartz (with the book by John-Michael Tebelak) was a musical based off of parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, while the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice) was originally a rock opera concept album (a la Tommy) in 1970, and transferred quickly to Broadway in October 1971. The Original Cast Album for JCS was nominated for the top Grammy in 1973 - Album of the Year. Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical rock opera depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ, was later re-made into a Golden Globe-nominated movie in 1973 (the one with Ted Neeley and the late Carl Anderson) and an Emmy-winning LIVE Television Special (starring John Legend as Jesus) in 2018. Godspell debuted off-off-Broadway on May 17, 1971, and was also adapted for the big screen, also in 1973. Both musicals have been performed on stages all over the world the last 50 years.

# 314 - The Prince of Broadway


1:03:13 minutes (57.88 MB)

Tonight's show is a musical tribute to the late Broadway director/producer, Harold Prince (1928-2019), a man who won more Tony Awards that any other individual in the history of the Tony Awards.

# 280 - Christmas on Broadway


59:29 minutes (54.46 MB)

Tonight on the show, the holidays are here, and we're taking it to the stage with songs from The Sound of Music, Rent, (The Who's) Tommy, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie, Promises, Promises, and the stage adaptations of Holiday Inn and Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

# 246: Showtunes of Love This Valentine's Day


59:45 minutes (54.71 MB)

Tonight on the show, love songs from Broadway musicals, including Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, 1776, Company, Grease, Pippin, the 1971 revival of No, No, Nanette, plus songs from recent revivals of The King & I and Hair.

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