At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a new hour of great musical theater on Curtain Call. This week Mel devotes the entire hour to songs from Tony Award-winning musicals. The first part of the show presents one song each from all of Stephen Sondheim’s five winners for Best Musical. Mel then brings you three Tony-winning numbers from the catalog of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. This week’s show then wraps up with samples of songs from more recent winners of the Best Musical Tony Award, The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Fun Home, Once, and In The Heights. These are not all songs from the original cast albums. Mel wanted to shake things up a bit and include some songs from concert presentations, covers by pop artists and performances from revival productions.
This is bit of a preview of the annual Curtain Call sampler of Tony-nominated musicals. The nominees will be announced next Tuesday, and if we’re lucky, we’ll be able to bring you the 2019 Tony Nomination show next week.
After the new hour of Curtain Call, stick around for two additional episodes from the Curtain Call archives. Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.