For yet another Wednesday afternoon, The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast. You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay right here and listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.
At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you a mixtape with stupider premise than last week’s show. This time I tried to put together a collection of Beatles songs, group and solo, with one song title that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Beatles Blast being only a one-hour show, I only made it to the letter “U” before I ran out of time. Maybe I’ll finish it next week, and fill out the show with songs about numbers or something.
Still, any collection of Beatles music is good listening, so you might want to tune in and see what I came up with. Some are obvious, some are not.
There’s no playlist this week because the element of surprise is pretty much the only thing this episode has going for it.
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday afternoon.
At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch presents the original Broadway cast album for a strangely-forgotten show that one the Tony Award for Best New Musical fifty years ago. Mel will tell you why Sugar is a relevant show today.
Right now on Broadway, one of the hottest shows is a new musical adaptation of the classic 1959 Billy Wilder movie, Some Like It Hot.
It’s doing very well at the box office and is nominated for this year’s Tony Award for Best New Musical. Interestingly enough, Sugar , which featured a book by Peter Stone, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, is also based on the classic 1959 Billy Wilder movie, Some Like It Hot.
Mel brings you the full show album and talks about how it’s still well-known in some parts of the world, but isn’t here in the US. Mel also gives listeners a chance to compare and contrast Sugar with the current Broadway adaptation of Some Like It Hot, with a couple of songs from the new show tacked on at the end. Stick around to the very end of the show and you’ll hear a couple of minutes of outtakes from the 1973 recording of Sugar, just as a bit of an Easter Egg.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.
Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM, The Comedy Vault once again presents a new episode that I haven’t produced yet, so there’s no telling what it’ll have in it. It’s the fun of discovery!