Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a new episode of our showcase of musical theatre, Curtain Call, which pays tribute to Nick Cordero, who lost his three-month battle with Coronavirus earlier in July. You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Mel Larch opens and closes a new episode of Curtain Call, debuting Wednesday at 3 PM on The AIR, with performances from Nick Cordero’s star turn in A Bronx Tale.

Sadly, we lost Nick Cordero on July 5th, due to complications from COVID-19. He appeared in such shows as Waitress, Rock of Ages, and the musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, where he received his Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He was a much loved member of the Broadway community, by fans and his colleagues alike, and all of us at PopCult and Curtain Call extend our sympathies to his wife, his son, and his family.

Nick Cordero had no serious health conditions when he was hospitalized in March of this year with COVID-19. This disease basically ravaged his body, resulting in him being placed on a ventilator, his right leg being amputated and suffering major lung damage. A little over three months after being hospitalized, he died way too young….at the age of 41.

This edition of Curtain Call ends with Mel delivering an impassioned plea for people to follow the advice of experts and take measures to help beat this virus so that life…and theatre, can get back to normal.

In addition to the songs by Nick Cordero, Curtain Call also presents a mix of new and classic showtunes. Check the playlist:

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“Roll ’em” Nick Cordero from A Bronx Tale
“Candy” from Octet
“Something Is Wrong In Jeruselam” Your Arms Too Short To Box With God”
“Guys And Dolls” Title song
“Bobby and Jackie and Jack” from Merrily We Roll Around (1994)
“Just Leave Everything To Me/I Want To Laugh” from Tap Your Troubles Away
“Drive” from The Lightning Thief
“Maggie Mae” from Tonight’s The Night
“Whoa Mama” from Bright Star”
“I Walk The Line” from Million Dollar Quartet
“One More Angel” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
“Nothin’ Up” from The Robber Bridegroom”
“Muddy Water” from Big River
“Fly Me To The Moon” from 2 AM at the Sands
“One of the Great Ones” Nick Cordero from A Bronx Tale

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 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.