This Wednesday afternoon The AIR, presents a special new episode of Curtain Call.  You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 3 PM Mel Larch presents a new hour of great musical theater on Curtain Call.  This week Mel brings her listeners songs from musicals that have their works in literary works. While the world of musical theater takes its inspiration from many sources, often the original source material can be found in your local library. On this show you’ll hear tunes based on the written word, including everything from classic literature, to contemporary best-sellers, beloved children’s stories and even comic books.

Check out the rather wordy playlist:

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“Prologue” from Ragtime
“One Second And A Million Miles” from Bridges of Madison County
“It’s Today” from Mame
“Our Lady of the Underground” from Hadestown
“We’ll Smile Again” from Kafka’s Metamorphosis
“Chillin’ The Regrets” from Alice by Heart
“Once Upon The Natchez” “from The Robber Bridegroom
“The Woman For The Man” from It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman
“What’s Up Duloc” from Shrek
“Our Prayer” from The Color Purple
“Over The Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz (London cast)

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 8 AM and 8 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 5 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..

Right before Curtain Call, at 2 PM on Beatles Blast, yours truly hosts an encore presentation of the sixth part of an ongoing look at rare and unreleased music by The Beatles. For most of the summer, Beatles Blast will follow this format and bring you The Lost Beatles Project. This will be a treat for the die-hard fans as we mine the best of the recently-released archive projects by the band, and mix in rare releases and wild remixes from their band and solo years. We won’t be posting playlists for these shows because the whole point is that each of these programs will be a revelatory surprise. Beatles Blast will return with new episodes of The Lost Beatles Project soon.

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 9 PM, Friday at 11 AM, Sunday at 5 PM and Tuesdays at 9 AM, exclusively on The AIR.