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A Night on the Town

Series produced by George Harter

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A Night on the Town celebrates the American Musical, bringing you the best of Broadway with back stories and songs.

"A Night on the Town" is a one-hour weekly radio program celebrating the American Musical, produced and hosted by George Harter. This show provides insights into the history of the American Musical with songs, stories about the composers and interesting tidbits on the creation of our favorite shows.

Harter created "A Night on the Town" in 1980 while working as an announcer at Kansas City's classical station featuring vintage Broadway, and quickly became Kansas City's top-rated local weekend program. In 1998, the show was picked up for national distribution by the WFMT Fine Arts Network.

Today, "A Night on the Town" is sponsored by the historic Algonquin Hotel in New York, and reaches thousands of listeners of all ages and economic levels. The show is distributed as part of the mission of Musical Theater Heritage: for the appreciation and awareness of the 100 years of the American Musical.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, MTH is publicly supported. Grants and financial gifts for production costs are tax-deductible.

The "A Night on the Town" website:
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"A Night on the Town" is a one-hour weekly radio program celebrating the American Musical, produced and hosted by George Harter. This show provides insights into the history of the American Musical with songs, stories about the composers and interesting tidbits on the creation of our favorite shows. Harter created "A Night on the Town" in 1980 while working as an announcer at Kansas City's classical station featuring vintage Broadway, and quickly became Kansas City's top-rated local weekend program. In 1998, the show was picked up for national distribution by the WFMT Fine Arts Network. Today, "A Night on the Town" is sponsored by the historic Algonquin Hotel in New York, and reaches thousands of listeners of all ages and economic levels. The show is distributed as part of the... Show full description


40 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Songs from Broadway about the holidays

Bought by KREV-LP and WRR


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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An in depth look at MY FAIR LADY with back stories on its creation

  • Added: Nov 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:09
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Many Broadway composers loved the challenge of writing the big choral number. Some were better at it than others. Some fine examples in this progra...

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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The best of John Kander & Fred Ebb from CABARET to CHICAGO

Bought by WRR


  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Some wonderful jazz covers of well-known show tunes; Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Great songs seldom heard from well-known musicals

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 2
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The songs, backstory and biography of the grand old-man of the American Theater: Stephen Sondheim

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Examples of great songs by great composers written for the great MGM classic movie musicals

Bought by WVTF, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and WRR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Musicals by Disney from SNOW WHITE to THE LION KING

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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Songs that celebrate life and all its joys.

Bought by KREV-LP, WVTF, and WRR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Songs and back-stores from the Broadway output of Leonard Bernstein; songs from On The Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story.

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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The decade of the 1970's; the music almost died. But there were a few highlights from "Company" and "A Little Night Music" to "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Bought by KVNF and WRR


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Likely the most historic decade in launching the Musical Comedy as an American art form; Showboat; The Gershwins & Cole Porter

Bought by WRR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Yip Harburg is remembered mostly for his lyrics to Harold Arlen's music in "The Wizard of Oz". But lets not forget "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" ...

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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RENT, THE LION KING and RAGTIME are just a few of the highlights of the 1990's.

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 2
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The team of Richard Adler & Jerry Ross; in the early 1950's they were set to rival the great Rodgers & Hammerstein. Then after two spectacular show...

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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The life and times of Frank Loessor from "Guys & Dolls" to "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:21
  • Purchases: 2
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The work of Stephen Schwartz from Pippin to Wicked with back-stories and interview material.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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The great African American influence on the sound of the American Musical, from In Dahomey to Bring In The Noise

Bought by WVTF and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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The best of Stephen Sondheim from "West Side Story" to "Into The Woods"

Bought by WVTF and WRR


  • Added: Mar 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:09
  • Purchases: 2