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Footlight Parade: A Tribute to Ethel Merman (FP12:36)

From: Footlight Parade
Series: Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical
Length: 57:44

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Fp1236_small She's the singer Cole Porter once compared to "a band going by," but her musical theater legacy goes beyond sheer vocal power as we demonstrate in a program sampling more than 40 years of recordings.

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Piece Description

She's the singer Cole Porter once compared to "a band going by," but her musical theater legacy goes beyond sheer vocal power as we demonstrate in a program sampling more than 40 years of recordings.

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A great tribute!

I love Merman, and this was a fitting tribute to a woman who was an important part of Broadway history.

Arlen wrote the music for the 1936 film "Strike Me Pink", which gave Merman a solo torch song, a duet with Eddie Cantor and a song that accompanies a big dance production number.

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A few corrections.

All Merman shows were hits, not 13 out of 15.
Harold Arlen never wrote for Merman.

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Great endorsement!

Great endorsement - "Drives my mother-in-law crazy" - a must listen to!

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Broadcast History

Footlight Parade show FP12:36
Original Airdate: 09/08/2012

Timing and Cues

From beginning of OPEN to end of CLOSE segment is 53:00.
Total file time with FILLER, PROMO and pauses is as shown.

For complete timing and cue information, see the cue sheet files under 'Additional Files'. The music data tab of the .xls file can be easily saved as .csv for Public Interactive Soundexchange reporting.

Additional Files

Additional Credits

Bill Rudman, Producer & Host
Mark Logies, Technical Supervisor
Produced by The Musical Theater Project

Related Website

www.musicaltheaterproject.org