Episode 88: Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune, Part One

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For a special, two-part show, Jamie and Rob take an in-depth look at the life, work, and legacy of Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman—“the poet of the showtune”. They chat with performers Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, and Alix Korey, music director Andy Einhorn, producer Barry Brown, and actress and cabaret star Molly Pope. Part one focuses on “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”, two of Jerry’s biggest hits, and “The Grand Tour”, one of his biggest flops. Tune in to discover why there really is no tune like a showtune!

This week’s music: “Overture”, “Mame, Original Cast Recording”. “I Wanna Make the World Laugh”, “Mack & Mabel, Original Cast Recording”, “Dancing”, and “Put on Your Sunday Clothes”, from “Hello, Dolly! New Broadway Cast (2017)”, “Mame”, “Mame, Original Cast Recording”. “It’s Today” from “An Evening with Jerry Herman”, and “It’s Today”, from “Mame, Original Cast Recording”. “Showtune”, from “Parade”. “We Need A Little Christmas”, from “Mame, Original Cast Recording”. “Just Leave Everything to Me” and “Before the Parade Passes By”, from “Hello, Dolly! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”. “If He Walked Into My Life” from “The Best of Eydie Gormé”. “Hello, Dolly! from “Hello, Dolly! New Broadway Cast (2017)”. “I’ll Be Here Tomorrow”, “Mrs. S L Jacobowsky”, “I Belong Here”, and “Marianne”, all from “The Grand Tour Original Broadway Cast”.

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