The next “Musical Theatre Melodies” to be broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 17th October will feature a 40th Anniversary tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb’s “The Act”, from the original 1977 Broadway cast recording starring Liza Minelli in her second Tony Award winning role, with Wayne Cilento, Michael Leeds, Roger Minami, Albert Stephenson, Carol Estey and Laurie Dawn Skinner. This will be preceded by an introduction (via Skype) from New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist, Peter Filichia.
The remainder of the programme will feature Act 2 of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Allegro”, from the 2008 New York studio cast recording with Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Liz Callaway, Nathan Gunn, Judy Kuhn, Audra McDonald, Marni Nixon and Patrick Wilson.
The broadcast will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EDT local Melbourne time; (= 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. BST in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZDT; = 6 – 8 a.m. EDT New York time; = 3 – 5 a.m. PDT Los Angeles time.)
N.B. Melbourne is now on Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time, hence the earlier starting times elsewhere.
The on-line “address” of the 96.5 FM web-player has changed: