George Gershwin was born 125 years ago, and this week Mel Larch brings her listeners a special episode of Curtain Call devoted to 1990s recreations of three Broadway musicals that Gershwin wrote with his brother Ira back almost one hundred years ago.
Wednesday afternoon on The AIR, you can hear highlights from Lady Be Good, Pardon My English and Strike up The Band. You can tune in at the website, or you can just stay here and listen to the convenient embedded radio player elswhere on this page.
At 3 PM Mel Larch devotes the entire hour of Curtain Call to songs that George Gershwin wrote for the stage, performed by a reperatry company that includes Jason Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Lara Teeter, William Katt, Arnetta Walker, Rebecca Luker and more. It’s a mixtape show, so you’ll want to check the playlist to see what comes up next…
Curtain Call 129
“Strike Up The Band”
“In Three Quarter Time”
“Oh, Lady Be Good”
“The Luckiest Man In The World”
“Yankee Doodle Rhythm”
“A Wonderful Party”
“The Man I Love”
“Dancing In The Streets”
“Oh, This Is Such A Lovely War”
“The War That Ended War””
“Mademoiselle In New Rochelle”
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 evenings starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.