04 Comden and Green I

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By Paul Lazarus and Broadway Podcast Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Betty Comden and Adolph Green, famed musical theatre writing team discuss their careers. Authors of arguably the best film musical ever, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, and countless Broadway musicals including PETER PAN, TWO ON THE AISLE, and WONDERFUL TOWN recall how their career began with THE REVUERS singing satirical songs at the Village Vanguard, and their notable collaborations with legendary composers Jule Styne, Morton Gould and Leonard Bernstein. The lyricist, book writers offer an inside look at the process behind some of their biggest hits and perform some of their own songs from BILLION DOLLAR BABY and ON THE TOWN. They also recall working with Broadway stars like Bert Lahr, Lena Horne, Dolores Gray, Judy Holliday and working with venerable director George Abbott. Part one of a two-part retrospective on their storied career.

Featured songs: “The Reader’s Digest,” “New York, New York,” “Some Other Time,” “Broadway Blossom,” “If You Hadn’t But You Did,” “Christopher Street,” “Ohio,” “Captain Hook’s Waltz,” and “Never Neverland.”

Originally produced and broadcast in 1986. For more information go to AnythingGoesPL.com or BPN.FM/AnythingGoes. Theme music arranged by Bruce Coughlin. Sound mixing by David Rapkin. Associate producer Jeff Lunden. Anything Goes – Backstage with Broadway’s Best – is produced and hosted by Paul Lazarus.

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