“Musical Theatre Melodies” broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 11th July will feature a 30th Anniversary tribute to the Australian premiere of Maury Yeston’s Nine, (based on the Federico Fellini film 8½), from the 1987 original Australian cast recording starring John Diedrich, Maria Mercedes, Peta Toppano, Jacki Rees, Gerda Nicolson, Caroline Gillmer and Nancye Hayes. This will be preceded by an introduction (via Skype) from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist – Peter Filichia.
The show originally opened at Broadway’s 46th Street Theatre on 9th May 1982, where it ran for 729 performances. Rob Marshall directed a film adaptation which opened in cinemas in December 1989/
The broadcast will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EST local Melbourne time; (= 12 noon – 2 p.m. BST in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZST; = 7 – 9 a.m. EDT New York time; = 4 – 6 a.m. PDT Los Angeles time.) For those listening in via the Internet on 96.5 Inner FM’s website the webpage link for the Inner FM Web Radio player is http://right-click.com.au/rcPlayer/index.php?c=innerfm or go to the Inner FM homepage at www.innerfm.org.au and follow the links.