Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Subscribable Series)

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Bill Rudman’s Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a weekly radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today.

Footlight Parade,” a celebration of Broadway and Hollywood musicals spanning the early 20th century to the present day, has developed a loyal audience over many years. Producer-host Bill Rudman, who has a national reputation as a musical theater historian, launched the show in Cleveland in 1983. It became syndicated in 1998, and it has aired on SiriusXM for the past 10 years. Most shows are grounded in general interest themes such as “All I Want,” “To Dub or Not to Dub?” and “It’s Time for a Love Song,” but Rudman has also interviewed such luminaries as singers Barbara Cook and Mandy Patinkin,
lyricist Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and composer John Kander (“Cabaret”).
The program is lively and fast-paced, and though the commentary is valuable, it’s the recordings that take center stage.

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Footlight Parade,” a celebration of Broadway and Hollywood musicals spanning the early 20th century to the present day, has developed a loyal audience over many years. Producer-host Bill Rudman, who has a national reputation as a musical theater historian, launched the show in Cleveland in 1983. It became syndicated in 1998, and it has aired on SiriusXM for the past 10 years. Most shows are grounded in general interest themes such as “All I Want,” “To Dub or Not to Dub?” and “It’s Time for a Love Song,” but Rudman has also interviewed such luminaries as singers Barbara Cook and Mandy Patinkin, lyricist Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and composer John Kander (“Cabaret”). The program is lively and fast-paced, and though the commentary is valuable, it’s the recordings that take... Show full description


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