Simply Heaven features on this week’s Musical Theatre Melodies

The next “Musical Theatre Melodies” broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 22nd August will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to David Martin and Langston Hughes’ Simply Heavenly, (based on the novel “Simple Takes a Wife” and other stories by Langston Hughes), from the 1957 original Broadway cast recording starring Melvin Stewart, Marilyn Berry, Claudia Mcneil, John Bouie, Anna English, Brownie McGhee and Duke Willlams; plus additional songs from the 2005 London cast recording starring Rhashan Stone, Allyson Brown, Ruby Turner, Clive Rowe and Nicola Hughes. This will be introduced (via Skype) from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist Peter Filichia.

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 or go to the Inner FM homepage at and follow the links.